We help young people to realise their dream of finding a future career in the farming and food industry.

Started by Lord Henry Plumb, the Henry Plumb foundation provides financial backing and support for those with ideas, enthusiasm and a wish to get ahead.

As part of the programme, we also match candidates with an experienced industry mentor, who help them make the most of these exciting opportunities.


A self-made man

Lord Plumb believes that those with drive and ambition deserve a ‘lucky break’ and that the future of the agricultural industry relies on attracting young people with skills and energy.

Ultimately Henry wanted to leave a lasting legacy. The foundation launched in October 2012 and is well on its way to reaching its £2 million target. In 2015 the Foundation also took on the residual funds of the International Agricultural Training Programme (IATP), alongside its work overseas.

All of the money raised is used to fund individual grants with the aim to sponsor around 24 people a year, to date we have already awarded more than 25 grants with some inspirational projects currently being reviewed.

Find out how we’ve helped to make ideas become a reality by reading about some of Henry’s Graduates.