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Who We Are

The Finnis Scott Foundation was established under the Will of Lady Montagu Douglas Scott (Valerie Finnis) in 2006.

The Trustees can make grants for any charitable purpose, but their present policy is to focus grant-making in the areas of horticulture and plant sciences, as well as fine art and art history. By doing so, they acknowledge the two enduring preoccupations – art collecting and gardening - of Sir David Montagu Douglas Scott, K.C.M.G., O.B.E., (1887-1986) and his wife, Valerie Finnis V.M.H. (1924-2006).

In the last five years, over one million pounds has been given away in grants to a great variety of projects...


The Botanical Art Award

This is an exciting new award of £10,000 dedicated to UK botanical art groups and organisations, in recognition of previous achievements and for the promotion of innovative ideas and projects.

Apply for a Grant

We can give grants up to £10,000

The Trustees will consider your application at their first meeting following receipt of the application and all necessary accompanying documents. Applications need to be sent to the clerk three weeks before a meeting. The upcoming deadlines meetings to discuss applications are:

19th April 2017 - forms returned to the administrator by 24th March 2017

Apply for a Grant »

Contact Us

If you would like further information about the Botanical Art Award, please email the Secretary: botanicalartaward@finnis-scott-foundation.org.uk

For more information about The Finnis Scott Foundation, please email: administrator@finnis-scott-foundation.org.uk
or telephone +44 (0)1604 233233

The Trustees intend to meet to discuss grant application forms on:
18th October 2017 - forms to be returned to the administrator by 22nd September 2017
11th January 2018 - forms to be returned to the administrator by 15th December 2017

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