Published on 1st September 2018
The fund aims to improve the understanding of agriculture and provide better education for journalism and communication.
A registered charity, it was established in the memory of former Guild chairman and highly regarded Scottish agri-journalist Joe Watson, who died in 2014.
Grants are available to UK Guild Members who are active in food and farming journalism and communications, as well as those wishing to begin a career in it.
To raise money for the fund, Guild Members simply need to apply for either an inkjet or a laser/toner envelope, and return to cartridges in the post to Recycle4Charity.
Fund trustees will also have a mobile phone recycling box at the Harvest Lunch for Members to donate any old handsets to a good cause.
As part of its other fundraising efforts, the trustees have also registered the fund with Amazon’s charitable arm, Smile.
By using the Amazon special link, the fund will receive between 0.5 and 1.5% of the purchase price.
“We’re keen to find other ways in which Guild Members can support the fund and will continue to look at other fundraising options,” said fund trustee Adrian Bell.
“We would also welcome any other suggestions guild members may have.”