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The John Higgs Memorial Fund Awards
John Higgs, founder of The Arkleton Trust, died in 1986. He worked in FAO with David Moore before becoming Secretary of The Duchy of Cornwall until his death. Arkleton is the name of his Scottish home which, in the early days, was used for seminars. The John Higgs Fund seeks to identify groups doing specific development, community or educational work in rural areas [not within the schooling system], which are either struggling to start, having trouble in maintaining valuable activities, wishing to develop in new or unfamiliar areas, or seeking to evaluate their work. In addition, the fund tries to assist these groups to find the right person to help and guide their efforts.
From 2008, the John Higgs fund will be concentrating its efforts on working in an advisory capacity to the Arkleton Trust on its work in identifying with the Arkleton Trust Fellowships and is therefore no longer taking external applications for funding.
Earlier Awards are detailed in the table below:
|Title||Award Year||Project Scope|
|Chris Madine||2007||<p> To research the socio-economic effect of ground level ozone on farming in the UK</p>|
|Yayasan Tandabaca||2007||<p> To develop a Video showing adaptation by communities after the Yogyakarta and Central Java earthquakes of 2006</p>|
|Gordon Rural Action||2004||Portable printer|
|Castle of Mey Trust||2004||Facilitate printing of report for Arkleton Centre|
|Solway Heritage||2004||Facilitate one landscape architect to attend a stonewall building conference in Greece|
|Critical Mass Theatre||2004||Funded an advisor to travel to Uganda to do a feasibility study for future Ugandan/UK productions|
|Professor B S Baviskar||2003||Attend IRN conference in Inverness|
|Lauren Rickards||2003||Problematising the Agricultural Field: Conceptions of Nature and Rurality in Agricultural Education – A Case Study Approach|
|Jo Willett||2001||Dissertation - carry out research into the agricultural outputs in Kenya|