Financial help on hand for students

STUDENTS able to demonstrate their chosen course of study has a link with agriculture could be eligible for a grant from Todmorden Agricultural Society.

The Todmorden Agricultural Society Educational Fund has been set up to provide financial support for any form of education or training where the applicant can demonstrate a connection with agriculture in all its trades, crafts or professions, said secretary Rob Goldthorpe.

There is no age limits imposed on applicants.

The fund is aimed at people who live in Todmorden and the surrounding towns of Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Littleborough, Cliviger, Bacup and Waterfoot.

Rob said helping out at Todmorden Agricultural Show, which is held each June, would be an advantage.

By helping the committee had in mind stewarding on the day, helping in the setting up or dismantling of the show or something similar, he said.

Financial assistance for outfits, clothing, tools, instruments, books or travel will be considered. Students wishing to apply should write to the secretary stating what the grant will be used for.

Rob said: “We do not have an application form, so can you please explain what course you are attending and what connection you have with the show.”

The deadline for applications this year is the end of January.

To apply please write to the secretary Rob Goldthorpe, at 14 Honey Hole Close, Todmorden OL14 6LH, contact him by telephone on 01706 815648 or