Education & Provident Fund Grant

Confederation of Forest Industries

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Up to £1,000

Fields of work: Forestry

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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Overview:

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.  Applicants need to be Confor members.

The Education Fund

The Education Fund was set up in 1997 in order to make funds available for discretionary grants to assist 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. This fund is also available for skilled members wishing to improve or update themselves by attending suitable training courses or study tours.

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. In the past the Trust has supported both individuals and small businesses to help cope with challenging circumstances of both a financial and/or personal nature. If uncertain about eligibility an initial application may be made to ascertain if the situation warrants a more detailed bid for support.

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

Eligibility:

  • The applicant shall be a member, or employee of a member, of Confor to be eligible for grant aid.
  • 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 be a member of Confor to be eligible for grant aid.

Ineligibility:

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