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Henry Plumb Foundation

Please note: Applications for this scholarship are now closed, for more information please contact the Development Trust Office.

The Henry Plumb Foundation (HPF) offers applicants financial support, mentoring and supervision for business and research proposals. Henry Plumb, known to many in the agricultural industry, is a personality who has shaped the industry; from NFU President in the 1970’s to European Parliament President in the 1980’s, from leading marches on Whitehall to creating and leading the International Food and Agriculture Trade Policy Council championing equitable and open trade, Lord Plumb has raised the profile of UK Agriculture over many decades. He has given much but wants to do more for young people and create a lasting legacy, providing a “leg up”, opening eyes to opportunities, providing access to influencers to match the drive and enthusiasm of youth.

The target of The Henry Plumb Foundation is to provide scholarships and bursaries to young people and a mentoring network, all to deliver against 5 key aims:

  1. To identify and encourage young people who've shown they have natural skills and ability as communicators and potential leaders in the field of food and agriculture.
  2. To provide the means to enable them to hone their "skill set" and encourage them to think broadly, constructively and laterally enabling them to present ideas which will become part of the policy which drives future food, agricultural and environmental development.
  3. To provide the means by which they learn the importance of understanding regional, global and political influences on food production policy.
  4. To foster the recognition in young people of the importance of working with others, to develop the "team approach" in order to influence the common good.
  5. To encourage and mentor young agricultural entrepreneurs who without such help would have difficulty in achieving their goals.

For further details and how to apply, please visit:

Closing date

Thursday 1 September 2016

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