Charitable Trust

Chairman of the Charitable Trust:  Robert Hall  E mail: MerchantStaplersTrust@gmail.com

21st Century Challenge of Rural Leadership Course

The Charitable Trust is sponsoring farmer Jen Hunter for this leadership course    https://www.ruralbusinessschool.org.uk/21st-challenge-of-rural-leadership  endorsed by the Worshipful Company of Farmers

Travel

The Trust provides travel awards to second-year students at York University.  2015: A Cassie – Malawi 2015

Nuffield Scholar

The Company sponsors a Nuffield Farming Trust Scholar in the category of sheep, wool, or textiles.  This scholarship is awarded to someone already working in the industry who will conduct an in-depth survey in their chosen subject.

The 2014/15 project by Jen Hunter looked at how wool is processed to suit today’s environmental concerns; compare natural and synthetic fibres; and to allow consumers to make informed decisions about ethical and ecological production techniques. The ultimate goals are finished wool products that are as carbon neutral as the fleece itself, manufactured as a natural, long-life textile and for the product owner to appreciate wool as a truly versatile, protective and comforting, renewable and biodegradable by-product. Her report: 20151130 Staple Nuffield Scholar -JenHunter- Report

Wool Innovation Prize

The Trust – jointly with the Company of Woolmen – sponsors an Innovation Prize. See separate page.

The Great Yorkshire Show
The Company sponsors the Wool Fleece section and provides the Staple Bronze Trophy for the Winner of the Best Fleece.  Great Yorkshire Show