Our Charitable Work

Our charity, Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society supports our local community by engaging and working together with local clubs, organisations, councils, trusts and other charities.

We undertake a series of outreach activities and engagements, to raise awareness about the charitable work of our Society.

Contact our Education Officer for further information about any or our activities below.

Speaking Engagements – If you belong to a club or organisation and would like our Education Officer to visit you and give a talk, we have several interesting presentations.

Our most popular talks are the Heritage and History of the Nottinghamshire County Show and the Charitable Work of Newark and Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society.

Our talks contain lots of photographs and exciting videos; and no bullet points or animations! We have  presentations suitable for many different age groups and interests, lasting from 10 to 90 minutes. We have something to suit everyone.

We do not charge for our talks, although we are always grateful for any voluntary donations to support our charity’s Education Project.

Job Seekers – We support local jobs centres and charities in our county to help source job opportunities in the farming industry,  in Nottinghamshire and surrounding counties.

You may be unemployed, a young person just starting out, or maybe you have been been made redundant or are considering a career change? We try our best to help anyone from any age group.

Work Experience – We can help to find work placements for anyone interested in a career in farming or a related trade, regardless of age or background. We have contacts with local farmers and agricultural engineering firms in the local area.

Nottinghamshire County Show – Originally started in 1799 by the Newark Agricultural Society, our show is one of the oldest in the country. Traditionally, the County Show gave farmers the opportunity to get together with the local community to celebrate and have a good old knees up.

This still happens today, with the addition of educational displays, food and craft stands, competitions and entertainment for all the family. A true celebration of our county’s agricultural heritage.

The Nottinghamshire County Show is wonderful day out for everyone, young and old and if you live in the town or countryside. Children under 17 years have FREE entry. There is so much to see and do with more attractions every year.

Vintage Tractor and Heritage Show – is held the  every year over the second weekend in November. A true celebration of our country’s agricultural heritage, with just under 1,000 vintage tractors on display, and heritage crafts and demonstrations to enjoy.

Highlights are the Saturday Auction of vintage tractors, vehicles and parts, hosted by Brown & Co. and last year, over 600 people attended the Remembrance Sunday Service, paying tribute to our armed forces who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom.

A quirky and truly interesting family attraction, children under 17 years have FREE entry. 

Can You Help Us?

We are always looking for volunteers and help from individuals, organisations and companies to help us in our charitable work. Any offer of your time or money is never too small and will always be very much appreciated and gratefully received.

VOLUNTEER – We are always grateful for a helping hand. It could be stewarding at the Nottinghamshire County Show once a year, or perhaps you may have more time on your hands and are able to support our Farming Challenge Award food growing projects? We welcome offers from local farmers who are able to provide work experience placements or farm visits.

SPONSORSHIP – Would you like to help a young person at the start of their career? We have opportunities to sponsor our Agricultural Education Development Grants and Agricultural Engineering Apprenticeship Awards.

DONATIONS – We are always grateful for any donations towards our Education Programme no matter how small. Every little helps us to provide much needed resources to children and young people.

Please contact our Education Officer in the first instance.


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A Community Education Programme for young and old, part of the charitable work of
Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society - founded 1799
Registered Charity No: 514080