The Farmer Network Prince’s Trust Scheme Case Studies

A programme for young people in Cumbria or the Yorkshire Dales aged 18–30, who are passionate about setting up or developing a farming or farming–related business, but are limited by the resources or opportunities available to them. The scheme comprises a short course on the basics of business planning, support from an experienced farm business adviser and the chance to apply for a low interest loan and training grant, with ongoing support from a volunteer business mentor. Funded by the Prince’s Trust and the Prince’s Countryside Fund.

To find our more, contact Project Manager, Kate Gascoyne on 01768 881462 or email

Follow the links below to see the stories of young people who have benefitted from the scheme.



Simon Dalton – Beef & Sheep Enterprise

Tom & Claire Noblet – Cheese Making Business

Georgia Hunter – Rearing Goats for Meat