BASC has launched a scholarship programme to support people who want to develop their knowledge of conservation, land management or gamekeeping.

The BASC legacy scholarship programme was launched at the association’s AGM on Saturday.

The programme will provide financial assistance to people where a lack of money could cause an obstruction to education and a future career.

Applicants must be BASC members resident in the UK, or an immediate relative of one.

The maximum award will be £4,500 per annum for the length of the qualification or three years, whichever is the longest. A maximum of two scholarships will be given each year.

Sandra Loton-Jones, BASC’s head of commercial services, said: “We are delighted to be able to be in a position, due to the generosity of many members who have chosen to leave a legacy to BASC, to offer financial assistance to the conservationists, land managers and gamkeepers of the future.

“It would be a tragedy if a lack of finances is all that stands in the way of someone achieving their dreams. We hope to be able to bridge that gap and offer a helping hand.”

Application forms for the 2019 programme are available now from the BASC website here and must be submitted by 1st August.

The scholarship programme is being promoted through land-based-colleges, on social media, in Shooting & Conservation magazine, the BASC website, face to face and at shows and events.

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