Education & Provident Fund

Confederation of Forest Industries

Grant amount: Up to £750

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Conference

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: United Kingdom

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The Confederation of Forest Industries represents members from all parts of the timber supply chain, including growers, woodland managers, suppliers, contractors, harvesters, primary and secondary processors and students

The Forest Industries Education and Provident Fund was established as a charity in 1997 in order to make funds available for discretionary grants.

The Education Fund

The Education Fund makes awards to applicants for technical and professional courses such as chainsaw competency, but also for educational trips and activities, for example attending conferences that can help you to develop as a professional. The fund assists with expenses for special educational projects or furthering individual students’ professional development or training in the industry. This fund is also available for skilled members wishing to improve or update themselves by attending suitable training courses.

The Provident Fund

The Provident Fund is available in cases of hardship, for example long-term illness, personal injury or death. It has more flexibility and all applications are treated in confidence by the Trustees.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Grants can only be for educational, training or professional development purposes in forestry, timber or related fields, which are approved by the Fund trustees. 

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. The applicant shall have been a member of Confor, either as a student or other individual member, continuously for one year before becoming eligible for grant aid


  • Grants can only be awarded with prior agreement. No retrospective payments can be made.