NFU Scotland is on the hunt for funding applications for health and safety projects.
The union has £30,000 up for grabs as it launches its sixth round of applications for funding from its Centenary Trust.
The trust, which was launched in the union’s centenary year, has raised funds through member donations, and sales of a specially-bottle malt whisky organised by the Banffshire branch and a centenary book.
To date, the trust has donated £189,000 to educational and rural training projects across Scotland.
NFU Scotland is now on the hunt for applications from projects which are promoting health and safety in the countryside.
Treasurer George Lawrie said: “This will be the sixth and possibly final request for applications to the trust. With this in mind we hope to encourage more requests from projects promoting and encouraging health and safety on farms thereby fulfilling a key objective of the trust.
“We nevertheless encourage any applications that fulfil either of our other objectives for consideration at our next meeting at the end of November.”
Other objectives of the trust include encouraging as many children as possible to learn where their food and drink comes from, to get children to visit a farm in 2013 and 2014 and to help create a “meaningful apprentice programme” for the farming industry.
Applications for funding are sought by Friday November 14. More information can be found on the NFUS website at www.nfus.org.uk