Case Studies

From flower shows to school to farm trips, from ploughing matches to bee-keeping, from young farmers to saving lives, BAS has funded and supported projects that have made a difference to many people’s lives. These are just some examples of how our grants have been put to good use.
 
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Bridgwater & District Agricultural Society Ploughing Match

Bridgwater & District Agricultural Society Ploughing Match

The BAS has an historic tie with the Bridgwater Ploughing Match and our support for it is included in our Memorandum and Articles of Association. 


Our new promotional Gazebo

Our new promotional Gazebo

This is our new Bridgwater Agricultural Society Gazebo.


Holstein South West Calf Show

Holstein South West Calf Show

The Holstein South West Calf Show that was held at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on 1 September 2017.  The Society sponsored the show, which particularly encourages young handlers.


Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group South West

Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group South West

The Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West has received multiple grants from BAS. Most recently they applied for a grant of £3000 towards the costs of their educational programme for Somerset primary school children - the Kingfisher Award Scheme. The scheme provides children with the opportunity to go on to farms to explore the natural world.


Brymore Academy

Brymore Academy

BAS has supported Brymore School, now Brymore Academy, with many grants over the years. Most recently we purchased a plough which we have lent on a permanent basis and which allows students to compete in the annual Bridgwater ploughing match.


Quantock Beekeepers Association

Quantock Beekeepers Association

Quantock Beekeepers located to their new premises at Charlynch, a purpose built permanent site, in 2013 and since then have received two grants from BAS.


Somerset CMA

Somerset CMA

BAS has been sponsoring the annual Farm Management competition for members of Somerset Centre of Management for many years.


Francesca Ody

Francesca Ody

Fran is now a qualified vet but back in April 2015 she applied to the Society for a travel grant. She had been an active member of Highbridge Young Farmers Club but was now studying veterinary medicine in Slovakia.


Sally Phillips

Sally Phillips

Sally is passionate about the Guernsey Cow and is expanding the herd at her farm in Langport. She is keen to educate people to the benefits of the breed and the milk they produce and wants to increase recognition.


Somerset Young Farmers Clubs

Somerset Young Farmers Clubs

BAS has made many grants to Somerset Young Farmers including sponsoring their annual county rally, international travel grants and helping individuals to attend competitions all over the UK.

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