The society now has a formal method for dealing with requests from individuals or organisations for financial support, involving the use of a grant application form.
The society invites applications for grants to support projects that further the aims of the society i.e. to encourage public interest in geology and to advance geological knowledge through events, fieldwork and research. Applications may be from organisations or individuals. Applications will normally only be considered by Council twice a year and should therefore be submitted in good time, by either 31 March or 31 October.
Grants will be awarded provided a suitable Scottish connection can be demonstrated through the work itself or through the recipient or their institution. Each application is judged on the excellence of the project, on its relevance to the society’s aims, and on its affordability. Funding requests of up to £1,000 will be considered, and those that are matched by funding from other sources are more likely to receive favourable consideration. Grants will not be given retrospectively for any expenditure already incurred. Exceptionally, further support may be provided for larger projects.
More details can be found on the Grant Applications page.