Fancy using a New Holland tractor or telehandler for a year - for free? Then here's your opportunity.

There are three different New Holland machines available for a year's free loan: a Boomer Compact Tractor, a T6 Tractor, and a TH Telehandler.

The 'Up to Speed' scheme is open to any British farmer who can justify how the loan of a New Holland machine will help their business develop.

This may be:

• A new entrant who could use the machine to kickstart their business

• An existing farmer who is looking to become more efficient on farm

• A farmer who is looking to develop and/or diversify their current enterprise

Applicants must be aged 18 and over, with a British driving or tractor licence, a UK citizen with a UK passport and a resident in the UK.

All you need to do to apply is fill in an application form and upload a short supporting video explaining why you deserve the machine.

The 'Up to Speed' scheme is run by New Holland and The Prince’s Countryside Fund.

JB Gill, JLS band member, farmer and ambassador for The Prince’s Countryside Fund said: “A year ago I launched the ‘Up to Speed’ scheme with The Prince’s Countryside Fund and New Holland and recently, I heard first-hand how much difference the New Holland machines have made (and still are making) to the businesses of the 2020 winners. It is an incredible opportunity for farmers, so do consider applying!

"Good luck and I look forward to meeting the inspiring winners of ‘Up to Speed’ 2021.”

Rob David, one of last year's winners, said: “I won the loan of a New Holland T6.165 tractor through the ‘Up to Speed’ scheme.

"In May, I took on some extra land, which I would not have considered without the New Holland tractor. Since then, the extra land has allowed me to buy some cattle and more breeding ewes, too.

"The tractor has given me so much more freedom, saved me time and money – and just made life much easier! In the nine months I’ve had the tractor so far it has enabled my business to grow. I’d urge everyone to apply!”

Applications open at 12pm on February 1, 2021, and close at midnight on Monday, March 1, 2021.

To find out more, and to apply, visit