The Tripe Marketing Board today announced the launch of a new Tripe Bursary Fund. Grants of up to £500 per year are available for young people under the age of 18 to buy tripe who do not currently have access to it because they come from wealthy families who will not buy tripe or because they are being brought up by parents who are vegan.
Speaking at the launch event in Wigan earlier today, TMB chairman Sir Norman Wrassle said: "Many young people from wealthy families are denied the opportunity to eat tripe because their parents share the
widely held perception that it is pauper's food. Others - through accident of birth - find themselves locked into vegan families where they are prevented from eating tripe."
Sir Norman said that he hoped the new fund would break down the barriers that prevent young people from trying tripe. "The application process is simple. We'll only need to see their parents' last two years tax returns, and if they earn more than £100,000 per annum and have paid little or no tax, they'll qualify as wealthy," he said.
Applicants from vegan families can supply meat- and dairy-free shopping receipts for the last 12 months.