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The Finnis Scott Foundation

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The Finnis Scott Foundation has just opened applications for their Botanical Art Award. Worth £10,000, the grant supports the areas of horticulture, plant sciences, art, and art history.

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Eligible Organisations

Grants are offered to both UK charities and individuals, schools, colleges and universities, other educational or research institutions, and any other not for profit organisation. Preference is given to independent organisations and charities.

Suitable Projects

The grant can be awarded to both capital and revenue projects, including grants for apprenticeships or bursaries, however requests for salaries are not considered. The trustees may award grants for any charitable purpose, however, the current policy states that grant-making be focused on the areas of:

  • Horticulture and plant sciences
  • Fine art
  • Art history

Application Process

Applicants are asked to complete an application form, available from their website, and send it along with supporting documents by email or post.

In addition, they ask that applicants include: a business or project plan (if available), an annual report and most recent accounts, the current budget and project budget and any other documents that the trustees or administrator require for the application.

Once applications are received, applicants are informed whether their application was eligible within two weeks. Trustees at this point may ask for further information.

Important Dates

Applications must be received four weeks before the trustees meet which is every January, April, July and October.

Funding Range

Generally, the trustees award projects between £500 – £10,000. Sometimes in exceptional circumstances, they may award grants that are higher than this sum.

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