are two ways in which you can apply for an Eric
Hosking Trust bursary:
Fill in and submit the online application form.
Please note, this option requires that any
supporting materials take the form of computer
Download, print and fill in a paper copy of the
application form. This option allows you to send
physical documents via the post, but obviously does
not reach us immediately.
Thank you for your enquiry about an Eric Hosking
Charitable Trust bursary. The Trust bursaries are
to be awarded annually to applicants requiring
financial assistance, in order to pursue projects
on Birds and other Natural History subjects, which
are of scientific and conservation value, through
the media of writing, photography, painting or
The enclosed application form should be completed
and returned, along with any other relevant
material, to aid the Trustees in assessing the
suitability of your projects, please try and limit
‘relevant material to no more than 3 extra pages.
All applications should be returned by 30th
September. All applicants will be notified of the
Trustees decision by December 31st, and the
bursaries will be paid to successful applicants
The Trustees recognise that their bursaries, of up
to £750, may form only part of the total finance
required for the project. Under these circumstances
applicants are requested to specify other sources
of their funding and define what area of the
project that the award would be spent on.
Successful applicants will be asked to acknowledge
the Eric Hosking Charitable Trust wherever possible
and provide a copy of any written report to the
Trust and a copy of any published results. In the
event of a project being cancelled, after an Eric
Hosking Charitable Trust bursary has been awarded,
all funding received must be repaid.
We look forward to receiving your application and
should you require acknowledgement of receipt of
your application, please enclose a stamped
addressed envelope. Applications made online will
be acknowledged by email.