Our application process

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

Use the links in this section to find out how the Trust can help you and what to do once your assistance has been approved.


When making your application we will ask for details of your match funding. The Scottish Forestry Trust will consider in kind contributions as part of an overall funding package for the General Funding, Bursary or Reducing Risks Schemes above. If you are considering use of in kind contributions please read our policy and use our contributions calculator to help with your application.

Most support funds operated by the Trust will require you to apply by one of three fixed dates during the year.  These dates along with the earliest decision date you can expect, are available below.

Once you have received your approval, a formal contract will be sent out by the Trust.  If appropriate, dates will be provided for you to provide progress report.  Further details are provided in the link below.

Scottish Forestry Trust has an appeals policy which is outlined in detail here.

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