So far in 2023, 432 young people have missed out on education to protect nature and get their first green job.

As a charity, the Field Studies Council relies on donations to support people aged 16-25 who can’t afford training, especially marginalised and deprived young people.

We could only support 1 in 5 applications for our life-changing Young Darwin scholarship with immersive training and three years support.

We could only give 1 in 3 subsidies to access training in natural history taxa and habitat surveys.

With your help, we can help hundreds more young people. Together, we can train the next generation of biodiversity champions.

If you feel able, please donate to help young people by choosing your amount below.

“I hadn’t considered that one small application would forge such a pathway through my life. The Field Studies Council Young Darwin Scholarship planted and continues to grow my passion for the environment and sustainability.”   

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What will my donation achieve

Every pound you donate will help young people understand and value the natural environment upon which we all depend. 

Your gift will support marginalised young people who often feel alone in their natural history interests before meeting likeminded people.

We introduce young people to scientists, educationalists, and environmentalists they couldn’t otherwise access.

We nurture environmental study and career choices by providing biodiversity and conservation training. Plus ongoing support and special access to threatened habitats.  

We remove barriers faced by young people for attending training by contributing towards their accommodation, travel, hand lenses, and taxonomic guides.   

We keep our costs to a minimum by using our own education centres and working with local specialists.

Read more about Young Darwin Scholarships.

Here’s where you can discover more about Young Darwin.

Discover our latest young person training subsidies.

“If I was awarded the Young Darwin Scholarship, not only would I be able to pick up new skills and learn from experienced and dedicated professionals, but I will also be able to learn from like-minded individuals my own age – the people who I will work with moving forward to protect our planet.’’    


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“I want to learn as much as possible about different aspects of conservation, nature and the environment from tutors and other students. The scholarship would enable me to go on more courses and improve my practical skills which would be useful in my volunteering work.”


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