The Merlin Trust offers Travel Grants to Young Horticulturists to enable them to learn more about plants and expand their horizons.
COVID-19 update (22 January 2021): After careful consideration, The Merlin Trust has decided to delay the opening of applications for travel grants further due to uncertainty regarding the pandemic. The intention is to open applications for UK-only travel on 1st September 2021 for travel from October.
This will be subject to change should there be new concerns regarding transmission rates, new virus variants etc. We realise that this will be a disappointment to those hoping to apply for travel this summer but we believe that this is the only step we can take at the moment to safeguard Merlins as well as the wider population. If you have any questions or would like clarification of this decision, please get in touch with the Merlin Trust Secretary (email at the bottom of the page).
We will be launching a number of UK study award opportunities in September, alongside the study travel grant, providing a wider remit for horticulturists to explore horticultural practice, gardens and the native flora of the UK. Please look out for news regarding these awards over the spring and summer.