The Cairngorms National Park Authority is pleased to announce that as part of its support for Land Managers in the National Park, it can now offer a grant subsidy of 30% of training costs under this year’s Land Management Training Project.
The current funding is for short courses in key practical rural skills which will help raise standards in land management activities, promote best practice and make local rural businesses more versatile and successful. Applications are welcomed for training for employees or owners of estates, agricultural and other land management businesses, and 16-25 year olds aspiring to work in these sectors. Eligible training includes topics such as off road vehicle driving, chainsaw operation, deer stalking, habitat monitoring, pesticide use and first aid.
The subsidy is on a first come first served basis, so those interested are urged to apply promptly. Rather than being arranged through CNPA, training is booked directly by businesses at their chosen time and place with their preferred provider, and subject to meeting the eligibility criteria and being approved by CNPA, costs will be reimbursed at a rate of 30%.
Alongside the support for short, skills-based training, The Cairngorms Park Authority will also be running a series of free courses and events open to everyone on a range of topics of broad interest to land managers. The Cairngorms Park Authority will be in touch with details of these courses throughout the year.