Swales Trust Fund

The Swales Trust Fund aims to give support to students being educated for the farming, forestry and horticultural industry, funded by the Trustees of the Swales Trust.

Who can apply?

Individuals who live and have a home address in Cumbria.

Priority will be for students studying in Cumbria but also available to people who live in Cumbria but are studying outside the county at appropriate institutions.

Examples of activities supported:
• Study materials
• Specialist equipment
• Exceptional study travel costs
• Hardship costs where these enable completion of studies/course

How much can you apply for?
• Grants will normally be only for a proportion of the anticipated expenditure(e.g. 50%) excepting that in exceptional
• Evidence of anticipated expenditure and match funding sources are required with all applications
• Most awards will be around £250 but could be up to £1,000

The Fund will not support
• Groups
• Anything that replaces statutory funding

If you would like to know more about this fund, please contact:
Ellen Clements on 01900 825760 or email ellen@cumbriafoundation.org