Supporting Forestry Research, Education and Training throughout the UK.
Supporting Forestry Research, Education and Training throughout the UK.
Supporting Forestry Research, Education and Training throughout the UK.

The Scottish Forestry Trust was established in 1983 by a gift of share capital, and our role is to provide funds by way of grants, to support research, education and training throughout the UK.  Since our establishment, we have provided nearly £2.5m to fund over 160 projects ranging from supporting post graduate industry applied research, social and environmental forestry, policy formulation and broader public education and awareness. The Trust is a charity registered in Scotland (Scottish Charity Number SC008465).

  • We provide grant support, often in partnership with other organisations,  for individuals, organisations and research institutions offering funding to assist work which supports education, research or training leading to the development of UK forestry

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  • We have a range of schemes to support your research, education and training needs.

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  •  There are lots of ways you can help support us; Become a Friend of SFT, Payroll Giving, Legacy Giving.

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Thursday, September 20th 2018

SFT Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18

The SFT's Annual Report and Financial Statements are available to download and read here. Full Story...
Wednesday, January 10th 2018

Further funding received from the clients of Tilhill Forestry Ltd

Trustees were delighted to receive a further contribution towards research into reducing risks in afforestation and in particular restocking forests in the UK.  Further details can be found on the formal Press Release. So far, the fund has supported two of our current projects; Using satelli... Full Story...

How we help

We support forestry in the UK by contributing to the scientific, technical and economic information required to support its development. The range of projects we support cover many topics and you can get a flavour of our recent work by following the projects pages.  

We provide grant support, often in partnership with other organisations,  for individuals, organisations and research institutions offering funding to assist work which supports education, research or training leading to the development of UK forestry.  With assistance from the Forestry Commission, our Bursary Scheme will help to fund post-graduate and masters degrees tackling many of the key issues affecting the future of forestry in this country.

Our Annual Report gives a flavour of the projects and initiatives we support and the latest report can be viewed here.

Support our work

The challenges for forests and woodlands are continually changing with the current threats of pests and diseases from Chalara fraxinea and Dothistroma septosporum being just two.

You can read a recent joint article on ash dieback by former Trustee, Prof Steve Woodward here.

You can help us to support research to tackle these threats by donating to our funds.  

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