Valerie Finnis / RHS Lindley Collections

The Finnis Scott Foundation

A grant-making foundation supporting horticulture, plant sciences and the visual arts (pre-2000).

Valerie Finnis / RHS Lindley Collections

Valerie Finnis / RHS Lindley Collections

About the Foundation

The Finnis Scott Foundation focuses its grant-making on three areas: horticulture, plant sciences and the visual arts (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.

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Valerie Finnis / RHS Lindley Collections

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
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Valerie Finnis / RHS Lindley Collections

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.

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Valerie Finnis / RHS Lindley Collections

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 that it can support. Applicants who have not been successful may apply again.

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Valerie Finnis / RHS Lindley Collections

Valerie Finnis / RHS Lindley Collections