Land-based college grants
Each year, land-based colleges in the South East region are invited to apply for grants funded by the South of England Agricultural Society to enrich the curriculum courses they offer.
In previous years, these grants have helped local colleges fund a wide range of initiatives. These include study tours and exchange trips both in the UK and overseas as well as specific module costs, and the creation of new provisions such as a bird of prey complex and a vegetable garden.
Every year, reports on the projects funded by our land-based college grants are displayed in our Countryside Hub at Spring Live!, the South of England Show, and the Autumn Show & International Horse Trials.
Who are the grants for?
The land-based colleges eligible for a grant are:
- Brinsbury College
- Hadlow College
- Sparsholt College
- Plumpton College
- Berkshire College of Agriculture
- Merrist Wood College
How can I apply for a grant?
Anyone who would like to apply for a grant should contact the Charity Support Administrator via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colleges are invited to apply for funding in August with the funds awarded in October.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
If you enjoy attending our shows, find out more about Membership. You can attend each day of our four seasonal shows, access Members’ areas including parking, and you will be helping us to continue our work to fund and support agricultural education and countryside learning.
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SofE show great to see it back and they didn’t disappointed 3 fantastic days.
Great venue for country shows and the shows are top quality too.
A great family day out, lots to see (farm animals, horses and dogs) and buy (plants, clothing and a huge variety of produce).
Great fun! Music from the Casablanca Steps, Shetland Pony Grand National, lots of nice farm beasts. More good shops than last year. A few more plants & poultry would be good.
Easy parking which was free. Entrance price very good. Sellers did not mark prices too high. Huge varieties, from babies, children, adults and a good variety for animals. Cash and card available. A lovely Christmas atmosphere was created.
Just been to the South of England show. Had an amazing time in the sunshine. Lots to see and do and something for everyone. My son thought the stunt bikes where awesome!!!
Charity of the Year
Find out more about our current Charity of the Year, Plumpton College Charitable Foundation.