Grants of up to £2,500 available to attend dairy conferences

Published 20 April 17

Following the success of previous conference grants, AHDB Dairy is again offering a limited number of grants towards a selection of conferences over the next financial year, to continue to encourage profitable growth and development of dairy farming in GB.

Applications for the last round of grants was far greater than in previous years making the competition for awards very strong. The winning applicants readily shared feedback from the events not only with us, but often with friends, neighbours and discussion groups. Allowing the impact of the grant to reach far beyond the recipient.

The grants available in this round are listed below.

To apply for a grant please complete and return the application form which is available from Sarah Bolt




Maximum no. of places offered

Grant amount

2017 DIN Conference - London

17 to 18 May 2017



Alltech One 17 - USA

21 to 24 May 2017



Total Dairy Seminar - Keele

14 to 15 June 2017



Please note that the successful applicant will have to book their own place and make any arrangement for accommodation themselves. Any additional costs will be paid for by the successful applicant. The appropriate grant amount will then be paid retrospectively on supply of evidence of attendance.

If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places offered, the most appropriate applicant will be chosen based on the information given in the application form, and if required the referee. In the event of a competition for places an AHDB Dairy board member will oversee the selection of those receiving the grant.

A scoring system for the answers on the form has been prepared and is designed to select the candidates who will benefit most from attendance.

Only levy payers, or those working in a levy paying business, are eligible to apply. AHDB Dairy staff, AHDB Dairy Board members and those working in their dairy businesses (family and employed staff) are not eligible to apply.

Grants will be offered for the following conferences later in the year, look out for further details.



IDF - Belfast

29 Oct to 3 Nov 2017

British Mastitis Conference - Worcs

15 Nov 2017

Positive Farmers Conference

10 to 11 Jan 2018

Semex Conference - Glasgow

14 to 16 Jan 2018

For further information email Sarah Bolt

You can download the form here.