The Farmer Network Training Voucher Scheme
The Farmer Network has developed a £200 training voucher scheme to help members afford the cost of technical training and certificates of competence. Member’s businesses are entitled to one voucher per year and are used for a wide range of training courses, but particularly for the safe use of pesticides, for driving a trailer on the road (B&E) and Telehandler training. These certificates are legal requirements but are particularly expensive for smaller family farms to fund without financial assistance. The training vouchers are also used for a range of animal husbandry courses such as cattle Artificial Insemination and sheep shearing.
This is a very popular scheme and is only made possible by funding from a range of charities including:
- The Prince’s Countryside Fund
- Ernest Cook Trust
- The Hadfield Trust
- Sir John Fisher Foundation
- Cumbria Community Foundation (with grants awarded from the Cumberland Educational Foundation and Carrs Group Fund).
- The Heritage Lottery Fund and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Sustainable Development Fund through the Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership (from April 2019)
For more information about the Training Voucher Scheme please contact the Farmer Network office on 01768 868615.