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GAP awarded HLF grant for grazing traineeships

News Date: 08.06.2010

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded a grant of £260,121 under its Skills for the Future programme to the Grazing Advice Partnership to set up and run a three-year nationwide programme of six and twelve month trainee placements.

The aim will be to offer trainees a mix of ‘on the job’ work experience and instruction in the practical skills associated with livestock handling and conservation grazing. 

Trainees will receive a bursary to meet living expenses, mentoring support and access to GAP training courses. Placements will be arranged with a range of leading traditional livestock farms and conservation grazing schemes and are expected to commence early in 2011. 

 
For more information, contact Tom Cairns or Eleanor Newson on 01249 470 029 or email enquires@grazingadvicepartnership.org.uk