In 2014 and 2015 the British Birds Charitable Trust awarded a number of grants to young birders to help defray the cost of ringing equipment or visiting a bird observatory (see Brit. Birds 108: 436–437).
We are now looking for applications from young people aged 16–21 for projects in 2017. It could fund an observatory visit, a small-scale research project or perhaps habitat creation at a local patch. The aim is simply to encourage young people with their birding.
Grants would be up to a maximum of £250 and in the first instance all that we need is an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief outline of the intended project (deadline 31st March 2016). This grant scheme has been generously assisted by Ed Keeble and we welcome other donors to what we consider is a very worthwhile enterprise.