BBCT grants for young birders

The British Birds Charitable Trust has increased the maximum amount it makes available in grants to young birders, from £250 to £500. It has been awarding grants to young birders since 2014.

The BBCT is again looking for applications from young people aged 16–25, for projects that need funding in 2024. A grant could fund a small-scale research project, the acquisition of ringing equipment, habitat creation at a local patch or perhaps an observatory visit. The aim is to encourage young people with their birding.  To apply, please complete the application form on our website ( and e-mail it to [email protected] before the end of June 2024, although earlier submissions are welcome. Applications will be assessed based on how the grant will benefit the applicant in their birding (career or hobby); and how the grant will benefit birds and other wildlife more broadly (i.e. scientific knowledge, conservation, public engagement, education). All successful applicants will also get a complimentary digital subscription to British Birds for a year. In return, BBCT asks for a short write-up of how the grant was used.  


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