THE DICK HARRISON TRUST - APPLICATION
Applications for support are invited from persons
who are desirous of training (whether at an educational establishment
or otherwise) in livestock auctioneering and/or rural estate
management and who were born in Scotland or the Counties of Cumbria
or who are (or whose parents or guardians are) at the time of
the award resident in any of these places.
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Please send the completed application form to:
The Dick Harrison Trust
Secretary - Mr R. Addison
Hexham Auction Mart Co Ltd
Tyne Green, Hexham, NE46 3SG
- I have been offered a place with a local college to study
farming. Do you think I should apply for funds from the trust?
I am sorry but your application would
be outside the bounds of the trust. Unfortunately we can
only support training or education in livestock auctioneering
or rural estate management.
- I have been asked to provide a reference for an applicant.
I have not written a reference for a Trust before, what should
I write about?
Yes this is a bit of an unusual
one. Because we are a charity, the trustees are not making
judgments on the candidate’s character or ability.
We can tell from the application and interview whether
they fit the bounds of the trust in terms of geography
and the nature of their course and their intended career.
What we need help with is in assessing the candidates “need”.
The trustees realise that it may be unusual to ask for
this sort of information, but we must be assured that
all other conditions being equal, that we are directing
the funds in our care, to the most appropriate candidate.
- I am completing my final year at Cirencester, studying
Land Agency and would like to apply to the Dick Harrison Trust.
am concerned that since I worked for a firm in competition with
Harrison & Hetherington, my application will not be considered.
Please go ahead and make an application
and we will consider it. It is not a problem that you
have worked for a competitor of Harrison and Hetherington.
Although Dick Harrison was Managing Director and Chairman
of Harrison and Hetherington, the Dick Harrison Trust
is completely separate from the company.
- A friend of mine has received an award and I am
on the same course. However, I wish to pursue a career in nature
conservation as opposed to land agency, should I apply?
No, I am sorry, the boundaries of the
Trust are such that only students intent on progressing into
livestock auctioneering or rural estate management can be the
beneficiaries of the Trust.