FarmStart Trainee Application Form

The application deadline for our 2021 FarmStart Programme is Sunday 22th November 2020. If your application is successful, you will be sent further instructions on how to book on to the upcoming training.

Application Form

Please note - we are restricted as to the number of new growers we can take on so please complete the application form below as fully as you can. It will help us decide whether FarmStart is the right training for you at present.

Contact details
Growing Experience & Knowledge
Tell us why you want to join FarmStart and what your growing aspirations are and what you believe you will get out of this opportunity: When, how long you plan to be with us

Time Commitment
The FarmStart programme will run from February to the end of October, and you will need to attend two full days a week. Wednesday will be a fixed day for all trainees to attend with the option of Tuesday or Thursday as the second day, split between the trainees. We would like to have even numbers on Tuesdays and Thursdays so please tick both days if you can be flexible.

The information you provide us with in this form will be used by The Kindling Trust in order to review your suitability for the course, and its suitability for you. We also use application information to monitor and demonstrate our social impact.  By providing your information you consent to it being used in these ways.

We will never use this information to contact you for any other purpose without your consent, and we will never sell or share this information with any third party.

If you are successful in applying for a place, we may want to use some of the information you provide in this form - for example your name, why you’re applying and what you plan to do next - to help us tell others about the course, via our website, e-news, newsletter etc. This never include your contact details.

For full details on how your data is used and stored, read our Privacy Policy.

Please let us know if you are happy to consent to your application information being used publicly in this way (this is completely optional, you can change your mind at anytime and won’t affect your application in any way).
We also take photographs and videos on our courses to share with our supporters and to advertise future courses and associated events. Please let us know on the day if you do not wish to be photographed.
Staying in touch

We will use your email to send you occasional e-bulletins about FarmStart. Our bulletins contain updates on our work, events, opportunities to get involved and occasional requests for support of various kinds.

Once you are added to a mailing list you can unsubscribe at any time from here, by using the clear link provided within each email we send, or by contacting We will not sell or swap your details with any other organisation, and will keep your details private and secure.