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Saturday, September 1, 2018


Deadline: September 30, 2018

The Botanical Education Trust operates under the auspices of the Botanical Society of SA (BotSoc). It is fully registered and approved as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO).

Applications not exceeding R25,000 for projects benefiting indigenous flora, from anywhere in South Africa, are invited.

This year, applications for funding of projects will close on September 30, 2018. No late submissions will be considered.

The objectives of the Trust are:

1.To advance education and research in the field of indigenous South African flora and factors influencing it, for example natural environmental factors, alien invader plants, etc. This item will be the main objective of the Trust and preference will be given to funding work likely to have a positive influence on indigenous plant conservation.

2.To assist in funding the publication of literature pertaining to indigenous South African flora and factors influencing it.

3.To promote indigenous South African flora in any way the Trustees see fit.

Funding of all the following are specifically excluded:

1.Any education, research or publication that does not have as a main objective the promotion of indigenous South African flora.
2.Any item which will not be of direct benefit to indigenous South African flora. (For example research into indigenous flora which will only benefit the agricultural sector.)
3.Attendance at conferences, seminars and meetings.
4.Travel, subsistence and living expenses (except when such expenses form an integral part of achieving the objective of an approved project).
5.Entertainment of whatever nature.

Recipients of awards from the Trust must be resident in South Africa, with preference given to South African citizens. In the case of associations, preference will be given to public benefit organisations registered in the Republic of South Africa.

Grant applications forms, or any further information required, can be obtained from the Trust’s chairman, who can be contacted by e-mail at or on 031 209 3929. Suitable applications for funding are invited from any parts of the country.