Grants of up to £250 (or € equivalent for applicants from the Republic of Ireland) are available for aspiring botanists who want to go on short training courses. Applications for Training Grants open on 1st January each year and close on 28th February. All applicants will be notified by the end of March, whether or not they have been successful.

You do not need to be a BSBI member to apply for one of our Training Grants, although members are favoured in the award process. Typical applicants would include recent graduates looking to start a career in botany or amateur botanists looking to take part in interest-led botanical recording.

This blogpost by a recent Training Grant recipient gives you an idea of how helpful these grants can be.

Please complete the application form and send it to the Wild Flower Society’s General Secretary for consideration by the Executive Committee which meets in early March and November each year.

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