About the Foundation
The Finnis Scott Foundation focuses its grant-making on three areas: horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and art history (pre-2000).
Established in 2008, the Foundation commemorates Sir David Montagu Douglas Scott, KCMG, OBE (1887-1986), his wife Valerie Finnis, VMH (1924-2006), and their love of art collecting and gardening.
Applying for a Grant
Our Grant-Making Process
For details on eligibility and how to apply, please read carefully the Grant Application Form below.
- Download / read the guidelines to ensure you meet the criteria before applying for a grant
- Complete the application form and submit with the requested accompanying documents
- Your application will be acknowledged within two weeks by our grants administrator
The Finnis Scott Botanical Art Prize
In 2018, the Trustees created a biennial prize, worth £10,000, for a botanical art project. The aim is to support and encourage the practice of collaborative botanical painting at a high level, and in so doing, bring it to a larger audience.
Who we have helped
In this section you will see a selection of recent grant beneficiaries, indicating the wide range of organisations who have successfully applied. However, the Foundation receives far more worthwhile applications than it can support. Applicants who have not been successful may apply again.Find out more