In order to satisfy the Trust's objectives, in recent years, the Trustees have awarded on average, £50,000 per year split between the following:
Since 2004, 202 educational bursaries have been awarded to students from Devon & Cornwall studying on courses incorporating livestock breeding, animal husbandry and welfare, attending colleges and universities all over the country.
Since 1992, DCBT has supported 26 Nuffield Scholars.
A new scheme in 2009, the Trust has supported 19 new entrant and young farmers in Devon and Cornwall.
Since 1997, in association with universities, over 15 large research projects have been supported.
Annually, the Trust supports three Devon YFC members to travel with the Devon YFC programme. One place is always reserved for a Totnes YFC member and the other two places for members within the South Dartmoor YFC Group area.
A new event for 2017, following on from the success of the Cattle Lameness Conference. This event is open to farmers, foot trimmers, farm managers to provide practical demonstrations and workshops on a number of aspects of cattle lameness.
More recently, the Trust has invested in a number of ways to educate children about agriculture, food and farming. This has been through donations to:
The Trust has also sponsored and supported the following: