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Joe Watson Legacy Fund

The Joe Watson Legacy Fund aims to improve the understanding of agriculture and provide better education for journalism and communication.

A registered charity, the fund 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.

Applications for educational and/or professional development are especially welcomed.

The Joe Watson Legacy Fund was established with the help of the financial surplus generated from the 2014 IFAJ Congress, which was hosted by the BGAJ and held in Aberdeen.

Details on grants are shared with members when applications are opened.

Registered charity no. 1173600.