Funding for the SAYFC International Programme is available from many different sources which allows you to travel with little cost. If you are selected, you will receive a grant from the International Trust, which was setup to support Young Farmers.
Additionally the following trusts/charities actively encourage members to submit applications as they are keen to support young people who want to enjoy new experiences.
YFA (Young Farmers Ambassadors) - this is a committee made up of past and current young farmers who have already had the opportunity to enjoy travel with SAYFC.
Cameron Travel Trust Scholorship – provides grants for those who wish wishing to broaden their farming experience with a planned overseas trip. More information available on their website
Roy Watherston Memorial Trust– The Trust seeks applications from young people under thirty years of age who wish to travel abroad to study aspects of agriculture and rural industry. website
Ellen Kerr Award (only applicable for West members) – this funding is set up to help those in the west region who want to gain further skills and knowledge which includes travel. Application form (pdf) Application form (word)
Mains of Loirston Charitable Trust (priority awarded to North East of Scotland members) – to support the advancement of education in the fields of either the practice of agriculture or the science of agriculture in Scotland. website
North East of Scotland Farm Management (only applicable for members in the North East) - to assist with travel expenses associated with a study tour or exchange visit either in the UK or abroad. Website
The Gregor Award Trust (only applicable for members in the Aberdeenshire area) – to help Young Farmers develop their experiences through international travel Website
Club/District Travel - If your Club or District is travelling outside Scotland you can apply to the International Trust to help cover the costs of your trip and send to Lucy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application Form
Working Scholarships - If you are travelling out with the UK to seek employment you can apply to the International Trust for funding. Fill out the form and send it to Lucy at email@example.com. Application Form
Don’t forget to also ask your own club and district!