Charitable Grant Scheme

Kington Horse Show & Agricultural Society make a limited amount of funds available each year to provide a grant for a young person to pursue an agricultural related course. The main purpose of this fund is to promote the objectives of the Society which are rooted in the improvement and sustainability of agricultural practices and infrastructure.

In addition, the President will choose a local charity to receive a donation from the Society.

Please see the information below to be considered for either of these grants.

In 2022, the President Dick Allford chose the charity 'Be more Frank' which provides financial assistance to families with a child diagnosed with cancer in the Powys, Monmouthshire & Herefordshire areas.


All applications are considered by the Committee and wherever possible we ask candidates to come and talk to us about their projects or courses.

The following outlines the criteria for applying and information required by the committee to support an application:

Young Person’s Grant

•        The applicant should be aged 16-26 yrs on 14th September 2024 and live within a 25-mile radius of Kington.
•        A letter should be provided outlining the applicant’s name, address, tel no, email, DOB and details of the relevant course showing the total cost. The course should have a strong agricultural purpose with a recognised qualification on completion. You should also outline why you have chosen this course and what you hope to achieve when it has been completed.
•        If necessary, a shortlist of applicants will be interviewed by a panel of Society members.
•        The successful applicant will be required to produce a short report (300-600) words, including one or two photographs) after the grant has been implemented. This will appear in the show catalogue.

Local Charity Donation

•        The organisation should be a registered charity.
•        The charity should be locally based within a 25-mile radius of Kington.
•        A letter should be provided outlining the details of the charity, its main aim in the community and the purpose the funds will be used for.
•        The successful charity should be prepared to provide a short acknowledgement of the support given by the Society and any photographs where appropriate. This will appear in the show catalogue.

Applications should be made in writing to the show secretary, Wendy Smith, by email at [email protected] or post to Old Vicarage, Lyonshall, Kington HR5 3LN by 31st July 2024. All applications will be acknowledged whether successful or not.

The money will be awarded by the show president at Kington Show on Saturday 14th September 2024.