Young people and new entrants

The RCF works to support the life cycle of family farms through succession, progression and new entrants into farming, particularly young people in their early years as their business grows.

Opening the Gate

Alongside Aldi, we have co-created a new support initiative helping young people and new entrants enter, and succeed in, the agricultural industry.

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Free farm support

We offer free programmes of support and training to family farmers across the UK.

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How we support new entrants and young people:

Jordans Sustainable Agriculture Bursary

Available to agriculture undergraduates at the Royal Agricultural University and the University of Reading, the Bursary offers funding support, mentoring and more.

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Forest Holidays Rural Start-Up Fund

Forest Holidays and the RCF have teamed up to create the Rural Start-Up Fund, an opportunity for rural businesses to receive financial support as they embark on a new business venture.

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