Recreation of historic physic garden, Holyroodhouse Palace, Edinburgh © Royal Collection Trust / Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2021. Photographer: David Cheskin.

Grant making cycle

Grants are normally awarded twice a year, in April and September (following application deadlines of 15 February and 15 August). The maximum grant is £5,000 but some organisations only require modest sums and applicants are welcome to apply for grants of less than £500. Typical grants are usually in the range of £3,500- £5,000.

Only one grant is usually made for each project but it is possible for subsequent grants to be made to the same individual or organisation for a new project or an additional component of the original project over two or three years.