Holland & Holland are delighted to announce a bursary scheme for young people.
The Holland & Holland Bursary will award a young gamekeeper or stalker in the first five years of their career with up to £10,000 to pursue a project or course related to shooting and conservation.
Applicants have up to 31st May to send in a video or written piece describing what they would like to do with the prize. Whether it be a young stalker looking to do a postgraduate course in sustainable deer management, or a trainee gamekeeper hoping to learn from how grey partridges are managed in France, the bursary is designed to broaden the horizons of young gamekeepers.
All applications will be reviewed by a panel of prominent figures in shooting, including Hugh Van Cutsem and Liam Bell, chairman of the National Gamekeepers' Organisation.
'As a leading figure in within the shooting industry,'
adds Daryl Greatrex, Managing Director of Holland & Holland,
'we are aware of the importance of supporting young people who wish to play a role in wildlife management and ethical shooting.
Our hope is that through this scheme, we will be able to help further the education of young gamekeepers and provide a platform for the winner to become an ambassador for shooting and conservation within the shooting community and beyond'.
The winner of the Holland & Holland Conservation Bursary will be announced at a reception for applicants and members of the press at our flagship store at 33 Bruton Street in earlyJuly.