The Kew Guild Award Scheme

The object of the Award Scheme is to help members of the Kew Guild further their education or widen their interest in horticulture.

Rules of the Award Scheme

Anyone who has been a member of The Kew Guild for a minimum of one year is welcome to apply for a funding award to support their education or help develop their knowledge in an area of personal interest.

Kew Guild Awards are available to members of the Guild to:

  • Assist purposeful travel (fares and subsistence)
  • Assist members further education
  • Assist in the purchase of books and equipment
  • Pay tuition or examination fees
  • Provide grants to aid publication of specialist books or papers
  • Provide financial assistance to enable attendance at Kew Guild and other horticultural events
  • Assist other projects which the Award Scheme finds acceptable

The Kew Guild Award Scheme intends to honour the letter and spirit of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES), and other international, regional and national laws and policies concerning biodiversity.

The closing dates for receipt of completed application forms are 28th February and 30th June. Applications are considered by the Awards Committee in March and July of each year.

Please note that:

  • The Award must be taken up within one year of the applicant being notified.
  • The granting of a Kew Guild Award conveys no responsibility for the welfare of the project/expedition participant(s).
  • Kew Guild Award Committee members are available to discuss possible applications.