The Chris Lambert Bursary

Chris Lambert was Secretary of the Westmorland Agricultural Society from 1973 until his death in 1998. He was a highly respected member of the agricultural community who took the Society from a struggling and financially burdened organisation to a healthy and successful Limited Company. In recognition of all his efforts, particularly his willingness and dedication to helping others, the Society have set up the Chris Lambert Bursary Fund.

Aim of Bursary

The aim of the bursary is to assist one or more individuals in expanding their knowledge and deepen their education or research of agriculture, horticulture, allied industry, rural crafts, livestock breeding and or forestry conservation.

The Society has invested a capital sum of money in order to realise approximately £1,500 per annum interest. This interest is available to award scholarships to one or more persons who, in the opinion of the Chris Lambert Bursary Committee, fulfil the objectives of the Bursary. Normally awards will be made once a year with applications being invited by no later than mid-August in order that the presentations can be made at the County Show, held on the second Thursday in September


The award is only available to applicants living within a 55 mile radius of the County Showfield at Crooklands, Cumbria. There are no other conditions. If successful in gaining an award, applicants would be expected to give a short presentation of their experiences resulting from the award, to a meeting of the Society’s Management Committee.

The Chris Lambert Bursary Committee

The Chris Lambert Bursary Committee consists of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Society, the Chairman of the Finance Committee, the Chief Executive and Treasurer. In addition, a member of the Chris Lambert family is always invited to serve on the Committee

If you would like to apply for the bursary, or have any further questions please contact us. Applications must be in writing addressed to Mrs Christine Knipe.