Land Rover has continued their partnership with the Prince’s Countryside Fund for the fifth year in row with the launch of the 2018 bursary to support rural businesses run by young people. The bursary has already helped 20 rural professionals and emphasises the British car manufacturer’s desire to support the countryside.
The bursary supports five young British entrepreneurs by providing them with a Land Rover for a year, along with all-terrain driver training. Also, newly introduce for 2018, the winners will receive a towing training course. For the first time in the five-year history of the bursary, Land Rover are offering two Discovery Commercial vehicles as part of the line-up.
The Discovery Commercial has an impressive 1,856 litres of hard-wearing loadspace that is accessed via a powered tailgate and can tow up to 3.5 tonnes. Plus, the new vehicle features Land Rover’s renowned Terrain Response system. Joining the two Discovery Commercials being offered are three Land Rover Discovery Sports, which are widely acclaimed for their off-road capabilities on many different terrains and in the harshest of weather conditions.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund Land Rover Bursary is open to UK residents aged between 21 to 35 living and working in a rural area. The five Land Rover vehicles will be loaned to the most entrepreneurial and enterprising young people in Britain.
“Our support of the Land Rover Bursary shares The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s vision to support Britain’s rural communities. We both have a passion for the countryside and we hope that the use of a new Land Rover vehicle for a year will make a difference, improving the prospects for young entrepreneurs at the early stages of building their businesses.”
Jaguar Land Rover UK Marketing Director
One of last year’s winners are Husband and Wife Chris and Lucy Williams from Bonar Bridge, Scotland. The couple own and run the business Tulloch Tea and have planted a tea garden on their croft. The tea they produce is being used to create a range of artisan teas that they plan to sell in shops and cafes along the popular North Coast 500 route. Lucy and Chris are diversifying their business by offering a range of goat’s milk beauty products infused with tea, including products such as body lotion and soap. The product’s will be initially stocked in the highlands, with a hope of expanding across the UK.
For more information and the full eligibility criteria for the bursary, visit the Prince’s Countryside Fund. The closing date for entries is 5pm on Monday 30th April and the successful beneficiaries will be confirmed by 31st May 2018.