DO I QUALIFY?

You need to live in or have a strong connection with Oxfordshire.

You need to be working in or aim to work in or promote agriculture and rural activities in Oxfordshire.

Most grants are given to younger men and women, but there is no age limit.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A GRANT?

Just fill in our online application form.

For more information you can contact the Trust Secretary, David Christensen by phone on 01865 821238 or by email secretary@oast.org.uk.

The Background of the Trust

When the Oxfordshire Agricultural Society was wound up in 1978 there were certain assets remaining. By agreement with Members these were converted to a Trust Fund for which charitable status was obtained. Trustees, representing a range of agricultural and wider rural interests in Oxfordshire, were then appointed to manage this Fund and make grants available to support activities which they consider can further the Trust’s objectives.

Trust objectives

The broad objective of the Trust is to promote agricultural efficiency by providing financial assistance for relevant activities to individuals, groups or organisations connected with agriculture/rural activities in Oxfordshire (or in areas closely bordering the County). Preference is usually given to younger people near the start of their careers in the industry, or to Organisations concerned with young people. However, the Trustees also actively consider other applications if they fall within the Trust terms of reference.