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.
Applying for an educational grant
The EST provides grants to students and others at the early stages of their forestry or arboricultural careers. Educational grants are awarded in the following categories:
EST Annual Travel Bursary
This is the Trust’s flagship award of £500. The Institute is looking for high quality proposals which demonstrate that the proposed travel will make a substantial contribution to the applicant’s professional development.
EST Professional Development Awards
This is a discretionary award of any amount for a high quality proposal from an applicant that the Trustees believe as being likely to make a real contribution to an applicant’s professional development. This fund is not designed for technical courses such as chainsaw licenses.
EST Events Bursary
Several awards of £100 will be made available for attending the Institute’s National Conference or Study Tour. The number of awards to be made will be agreed by the Trustees annually.
The awards will be made to the applicants who, in the Trustee’s opinion, make the best case. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Grantees will be asked to report on their experience for the Institute’s quarterly TREES magazine.