Student Bursary Scheme

How do we help students?

The Shropshire Parks and Gardens Trust offers a limited number of bursaries of up to £500 each to assist with the purchase of items such as cameras, memory cards, books and other resources and equipment to support your studies. Financial assistance towards travelling expenses and short courses to enhance a student's study are also valid reasons for consideration by the Trust.

Your course must involve an element of study connected with parks, gardens or designed landscapes.

The use of the Bursary could include the following;

  1. Research: Study of and preservation of research material and documents relating to Shropshire's historic parks, gardens or any significant designed landscape.
  2. Surveys: Archaeological, photographic, historical, environmental, horticultural or botanical.
  3. Planning: Conservation, restoration or management plans.
  4. Archival surveys: that result in a body of written or illustrative work.
  5. Publications: on specific sites or topics related to garden design, history or horticulture in Shropshire.
  6. Exhibition / Educational material: For the general public or other educational purposes such as use in schools or adult education.
  7. Course fees: Whether in part or whole.
  8. Learning: The purchase of books, cameras and other pertinent resources.
  9. Travelling expenses: Legitimate costs to allow access to special events would also be considered by the Trust.

Please note other criteria may be considered by the Shropshire Parks and Gardens Trust on enquiry.

Applications are welcome from students who are normally resident in Shropshire no matter where they may be studying.

Applications may be received at any time of year. Applicants may be full-time or part-time students.

The decision of the Shropshire Parks and Gardens Trust is final and all applicants will be notified of whether or not they have been successful.

Who are we?

The Shropshire Parks and Gardens Trust is a registered charity founded in 1997. It works to protect historic gardens throughout Shropshire and influence public awareness and appreciation of the county's parks and gardens heritage.

A national organisation representing 32 County Gardens Trusts actively engaged in conserving, researching, documenting and caring for our heritage of parks, gardens and designed landscapes.

How to apply

Click on the link at the bottom of this page and print the form. It cannot be completed online. Complete the application form and attach a statement (maximum of half of an A4 sheet of paper) explaining why you are applying for a bursary.

Send the form and statement to Mrs. M Lycett, Treasurer of Shropshire Parks and Gardens Trust, Willow House, Station Road, Whittington, SY11 4BS

Important - Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope with your application.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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