Cornish Mutual launch Young Farmer Bursaries - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Bridgwater & Taunton College students studying agriculture can apply for a £500 bursary to support their studies.

As part of its Future Farming Programme, Cornish Mutual is offering four bursaries of £500 to students studying an agriculture-based level 1, 2 or 3 course at Bicton, Duchy and Kingston Maurward College, or Bridgwater & Taunton College, Cannington Campus. The money can be used towards course-related costs such as buying PPE and funding transport or covering additional qualifications.

Peter Beaumont, Cornish Mutual Managing Director, said,

Our Future Farming programme aims to support the future of agriculture in the south west and so we’re delighted to be offering these bursaries to students. Our local colleges play a vital role in growing the next generation of farmers – we believe this initiative provides resources to enhance students’ learning.

Entries opened on 1 May 2021, with students required to submit a short written or photo essay, podcast or video on why they want to be part of British agriculture.  Applicants must also state how they would spend the money. Applications close at the end of September and recipients announced in November 2021.

To apply or find out more, please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries page, email or visit


About Cornish Mutual

Cornish Mutual has been putting farmers and the rural community across the South West at the heart of all it does since 1903. As a mutual organisation, it is owned and run for the benefit of its Members. Its insurance products and services are tailored to the needs of each Member, protecting what’s important and in the right way.

The Cornish Mutual team comprises local farm insurance specialists rather than commission-driven salespeople, call centres and complex claims processes. It has regional experience, local knowledge and rural connections throughout Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

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About the Bursary Scheme

  • Bursary entries are judged by an awards panel comprising Cornish Mutual Chairman and CEO plus a college representative.
  • Membership of Cornish Mutual is not a pre-requisite for entry.
  • For more information about the Cornish Mutual Future Farming Programme visit:

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