Grant Awards Information

Grant Awards Information
2023 to 2024

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to read these notes. 

The Cyclamen Society Trustees have established this fund, worth £10,000 per year, to support the Society in fulfilling its aims to enhance our knowledge of the genus Cyclamen. 

It may be helpful to give one or two examples of the sorts of projects we might be interested in funding. 

If, for example, you were interested in developing a new method for counting chromosomes in a species of plant completely unrelated to Cyclamen, we would be interested in supporting you. Equally, if you were investigating the distribution of a species of plant and your area of activity included places where Cyclamen grew, we may well be interested in supporting you if you extended your work to include Cyclamen.

We very much hope that you will wish to apply for a grant and be part of the process of taking our knowledge and understanding of Cyclamen further.


Applications are invited for the year year ending 31 December 2024 from individuals, groups and organisations. Applicants are not required to be members of the Cyclamen Society.

Application packs are available from and completed applications must be returned to:

The Cyclamen Society,
14 Lower Minley Cottages,
Minley Road,

GU17 9UD
United Kingdom

Please note:

Applications must be written and submitted:

No applications will be considered after the closing date. 

Application packs are available from April 2023. Applicants have about 12 months or so for completion and submission of their application. 

Decisions by the Awards Committee advised by: 31 July 2024.
This will enable funding to be available from the September following submission.

Awarding Criteria

  • no individual grant may exceed £5000;
  • the project must relate to new work or to a new dimension of existing work;
  • the project must involve research involving Cyclamen; 

The focus on Cyclamen may be direct or indirect, but in order to achieve funding, the application must be able to satisfy the Awards Committee that there will be some improvement in our knowledge and/or understanding of Cyclamen.


  • the grant will usually be awarded on the submission of invoices, either paid or unpaid; 
  • in the case of paid invoices expenditure must be approved in advance by the Awards Committee or reimbursement may be refused; 
  • payments can be phased as required, or in full at the conclusion of the project;
  • the grant may be used for any purpose relating to the project.


  • all projects must be completed within 12 months of the award of a grant; 
  • in some circumstances an interim report may be required;
  • requests for extensions will be considered only in exceptional circumstances;
  • the report should contain as many photographs as possible, where appropriate;
  • the report may or may not be published in a scientific or academic  journal, but in all circumstances the report, or a derivation from it, must be available for publication in the Cyclamen Society Journal; 
  • all published material must acknowledge the support of the Cyclamen Society;
  • full accounts must be presented as part of the report, detailing how the grant has been spent;
  • an award may be used to part fund a project or match fund a project.

Further Information

If you have any questions about any aspects of the grant or the funding process, please do not hesitate to get in touch, either in writing to the above address, using the online contact form or by email to