The Merlin Trust offers Travel Grants to Young Horticulturists to enable them to learn more about plants and expand their horizons.
COVID-19 update (17 April 2020): Given current uncertainty regarding the coronavirus pandemic and the curtailment of all non-essential travel, national and international, we have made the decision to suspend applications for all Merlin Trust travel grants until the autumn. There are two reasons for this: firstly, any plans made for travel during 2020 are likely to change resulting in potentially significant alterations to any proposed travel itinerary and re-evaluation by the Merlin Trust board; and secondly but much more importantly, we wish to ensure the safety of our Merlins. We will not be accepting any applications until 1st September 2020 or sooner should travel advice change in the interim. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this might cause you but do trust that you understand the reasons behind this decision.
COVID-19 update (20 March 2020): The Merlin Trust urges all Merlins to follow FCO travel advice which is to avoid all non-essential international travel. If you have been awarded a Merlin Trust travel grant, you will be able to change your dates of travel without forfeiting your award. For more information, please contact the Merlin Trust Secretary.