Aldborough and Boro’ Show offers centenary grants

The Aldborough and Boroughbridge Show celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.. (1209022AM11)
The Aldborough and Boroughbridge Show celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.. (1209022AM11)

Two special grants of £250 will be available as part of the Aldborough and Boroughbridge Show’s centenary awards this year.

The show’s committee is offering two awards of £250 to anyone studying for an agricultural qualification at any college or university in the UK.

The show’s organisers said the event still has its roots very much in education through exhibition, demonstration and entertainment, and the committee is keen to encourage and promote the endeavour of local young people.

When choosing candidates for the awards, the committee will be looking for candidates with a commitment to using the money to further their education. Candidates will also have to show a willingness to demonstrate how the award is spent by giving a presentation and participating in preparations for 2014’s show.

Applicants must live within a 10-mile radius of Boroughbridge.

The committee requires a word-processed document of no more than 400 words outlining personal details, a summary of the applicant’s college or university course, and details of how the applicant would use the centenary award. Applications should be submitted by April 30 to: Kate Dale, Rooker Hill Farm, 
Helperby, York, YO61 2RU.

The centenary awards will be presented on show day, Sunday, July 21.