Right now, there are 210 young people missing out on the education they need to pursue a life protecting the environment

In 2022, our charity was overwhelmed with requests for our 12-month ‘Young Darwin’ scholarship, especially from marginalised and deprived young people.

Our charity only has funding to support a quarter of the young people asking for scholarships. Young people, parents and the Government are struggling to support the huge increase in demand for high quality environmental education.

Now we’re raising money to help hundreds of 16-25 year olds access biodiversity training and mentors they can’t otherwise. Please join the community working together to support scholars in 2023.

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

What will my donation achieve

Every pound you donate helps ‘Young Darwin’ scholars 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 scholars to scientists, educationalists, and environmentalists they couldn’t otherwise access.

We nurture environmental study and career choices by providing training, ongoing support, and 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.

Here’s where you can discover more.

“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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