Educational and Scientific Trust

Educational and Scientific Trust

ICF’s Educational and Scientific Trust (EST) was established in 1984 as a charity that aims to advance education in all aspects of forestry and arboriculture.

The EST supports a trust fund made up of donations which are managed by a group of Trustees. The Trustees, which include the ICF’s President and Vice President, are empowered to use these funds to:

  • encourage forestry and arboriculture in education;
  • promote public lectures, demonstrations or exhibitions on forestry and tree-related subjects;
  • provide grants to enable recipients to study forestry or arboriculture at technical colleges or training establishments at home and abroad, with a view to assisting them to qualify for a career in the tree and woodland management professions;
  • acquire or lend literature and photographic equipment for approved purposes.

The Trust is targeted towards students and persons in the early stage of their forestry or arboriculture career who would benefit most from financial help with their professional development.

Our EST Projects page offers examples of successful applications for EST funding and the type of proposals that acquired funding.

More information about funding awards and how to apply can be found on the Grant Information page.

Raising Funds?

Donate to the EST, the charity of choice for tree professionals.

The EST is grateful for any donations and welcomes all inquiries about its activities and aims. Don’t hesitate to call us for more information on how to contribute. Anyone interested in donating or fundraising should contact the Institute.

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