Farming Connect

Applying for funding for approved Farming Connect training courses – first online application window for 2016 open now

Farmers and foresters registered with the new Farming Connect programme can now apply online for up to 80% funding for short, accredited training courses available through ‘Invest in Skills & Mentoring’, Farming Connect’s new and enhanced lifelong learning and development programme.

The first of three funding application windows available in Year 1 is open now and will close on 29 January 2016.  The next opportunity to apply for funding will be available from 1 April to 29 April 2016, and this year’s third and final window will be available from 1 June to 30 June 2016.

A list of Farming Connect accredited training courses and approved training providers, information on the new range of e-learning courses, guidance on completing a Personal Development Plan and the funding application form are all available on our ‘Skills and Mentoring‘ pages.

You can also find out more information about the new programme and how it can benefit you, as well as contact details of your local development officer who will provide any support and guidance you might require by browsing the website