The Wild Flower Society
The Wild Flower Society has generously donated a number of bursaries to encourage a wider understanding of wild flower identification among younger people. Anyone aged 18 to 25, 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 contact FSC Head Office for further details of the WFS bursary scheme.
For details about joining the WFS, the UK's society for everyone who enjoys learning about British wildflowers and a registered charity,
Tel 01223 830665 or visit http://www.thewildflowersociety.org.uk
The Botanical Society of the British Isles
The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland offers a limited number of grants for those wishing to improve their identification skills in order to progress their career and/or recording activities. Each grant is worth up to £200 and will be paid to the application on completion of the course.
To apply, please download the form from http://www.bsbi.org.uk/training.html
British Lichen Society
The British Lichen Society makes small bursaries available for members of the Society needing financial support to attend lichen courses and field meetings. Application should be made to
the President for consideration for a grant through the Wallace-Burnett-Gilbert fund at least six weeks before the date of the course.
Information about the Society, and how to join, can be found on its website:
Biological Recording in Scotland & Glasgow Natural History Society
BRISC (Biological Recording in Scotland) & GNHS (Glasgow Natural History Society) are together offering 6 bursaries towards attending a training course in natural history field studies skills. The bursaries will be for up to £200 or 75% of the cost of the course, whichever is lowest.
For full details and the application form, see www.brisc.org.uk/bursaries or www.gnhs.org.uk/bursaries
Bursaries are open to anyone living in Scotland and for courses before 31st October 2014. All applications should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 January 2014.