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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Bursary Information

Young Environmentalists

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Thanks to funding from The Jean Jackson Charitable Trust FSC has £5,000 per year for three years to support young people in need to attend specific FSC courses to develop environmental skills and understanding at a time when they are making career and life choices. When the funds are spent, no further grants will be offered until the start of the next year.

  • Do you live in the UK?
  • Are you aged between 16 and 25 years old?
  • Can you demonstrate a need for financial support?
  • Do you want to attend one of our eligible courses?

If so then you can apply for up to 50% off the course fee and can ask for help with travel costs for the following:

  • Summer Camps
  • Duke of Edinburgh Conservation and Biodiversity focused residentials
  • A selection of our Natural History course programme 

Full details and application form:  /individuals-and-families/young-environmentalists.aspx


The Wild Flower Society

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The Wild Flower Society (WFS) has generously donated a number of bursaries to encourage a wider understanding of wild flower identification among younger people. Anyone aged 18 to 30, who wishes to attend courses in the first four categories of the Flowers and Other Plants section (i.e. excluding ferns, mosses and liverworts, lichens and fungi), is eligible to apply for these grants. Please fill out the application form and send it to [email protected] For further details or if you have any questions please call 01743 852100.

For details about joining the WFS, the UK's society for everyone who enjoys learning about British wildflowers. Tel 01223 830665 or visit http://www.thewildflowersociety.org.uk


The Botanical Society of the British Isles

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The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland offers a limited number of grants for aspiring botanists who want to go on short training courses. Each grant is worth up to £250.

To apply, please download the form from bsbi.org/training


British Lichen Society

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The British Lichen Society makes small bursaries available from the WallaceBurnettGilbert fund for members of the Society needing financial support to attend lichen courses and field meetings. Application forms are available on the Society website and should be sent to the treasurer for consideration for a grant at least six weeks before the date of the course. Information about the Society, and how to join, can be found on its website: http://www.britishlichensociety.org.uk/


Flatford Mill Natural History Bursaries

Flatford Mill Natural History Bursaries logo

Thanks to the generosity of one of Flatford Mill's regular visitors, we are delighted to announce the formation of a special 'Flatford Mill Natural History Fund'. This allows us to award bursaries to young adults, who otherwise may find it difficult to attend one of our natural history courses.

See Flatford Mill's pages for details: /centres/flatfordmill/natural-history-bursaries.aspx