BASC Legacy Funded Scholarship Programme 2020

BASC’s Legacy Funded Scholarship Programme aims to support and encourage those wishing to develop their knowledge in conservation, land management or gamekeeping. It provides financial assistance to applicants where lack of funding obstructs education and future careers.

Application to BASC’s Legacy Scholarship Programme 2020 is now closed.

Guidance notes for applicants

What is the purpose?

The purpose of the BASC Legacy Funded Scholarship Programme is to support and encourage students wishing to study conservation, land management or gamekeeping.

Who can apply?

The scheme is open to anyone who wants to develop their knowledge within the UK, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. To apply, the applicant or a member of his/her immediate family must be a current member of BASC.

How much is awarded?

There is no minimum award, however the maximum award to an individual is £4,500 per annum. The maximum period awarded is the length of the qualification or three years, whichever is greater.

There will be a maximum of two awards given each year.

Who is eligible?

  • Applicants must be UK citizens.
  • The applicant or a member of his/her immediate family must be a current member of BASC.

Who makes the final funding decision?

The selection will be made by BASC Executive Directors and Executive and Finance Committee using a scoring system. BASC’s decision is final.

How can I apply?

  • Submit a completed application form to BASC by close of play on Friday 17 July 2020 (i.e. 17.00 hours). Application forms can be downloaded using the link below and then either completed electronically or printed off and completed by hand.
  • You must provide evidence of your own or your immediate family’s BASC membership. Please do not send in a membership card; send in a scan or photocopy, along with your application form.
Are there any other terms?

Applicants must co-operate with BASC in developing and providing input for the promotion and advertisement of the award made. This will be done through social media, BASC’s Shooting and Conservation magazinepress releases, the provision of images, and a progress blog by the successful applicant throughout the process.

Download your application form

Submission of application forms:

Please submit your completed application form electronically to:

Or by post to:

FAO Sandra Forkin
BASC Legacy Funded Scholarship Programme,
The British Association for Shooting and Conservation
Marford Mill
LL12 0HL

Telephone 01244 573 034

2019 Legacy Scholarship recipients

The 2019 Legacy Scholarship recipients were chosen in August 2019 and have provided feedback on their chosen programme of study…

Ben Prichard

16, is studying Land and Wildlife Management (Level 3) at Sparsholt College in Hampshire.

“My great ambition is to become a gamekeeper/deer stalker. This was all made possible by the scholarship, which I was truly grateful to be awarded.

“My love of the outdoors was passed on to me by my grandad who was a keen deer stalker and all-round countryman. He taught me an array of skills such as how to shoot, construct dens, craft spears and trap pest species.”

Alex Milroy

17, is studying Land and Wildlife Management (Level 3) at Reaseheath College in Cheshire.

“I have been shooting since the age of five and have been involved with BASC since I was 10 when I joined Young Shots – run in the Northern region by Duncan Thomas and his team.

“During this time with Young Shots and thanks to the northern shooting community, we have taken part in grouse counts, partridge pen building, brash cutting, charity events, and the building and siting of duck nesting tubes – and that is only the tip of the iceberg!

“When I was 12, I went on to become a Young Shots Ambassador for BASC which involved hosting introductory days to shooting, assisting at game fairs and local shows, and helping to co-ordinate Young Shots fundraisers and Taste of Game events, just to list a few.

“I am absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the scholarship from BASC. It will help me attend additional courses, broaden my experience and allow me to learn new skills that will take me on to higher education or into a shooting-related job.”

Daniel Jasper

18, is studying Land and Wildlife Management (Level 3) at agricultural college.

“I am delighted to receive the BASC Legacy Funded Scholarship, which will enable me to complete a number of industry recognised short courses, increasing my employability. The courses I have chosen to complete are: CS30 & 31 (Chainsaw); Deer Stalking Certificate Level 1; and the PA1 & PA6 safe use of pesticides course.

“Alongside this is I will also be using the money to purchase gundog training lessons where I can train my young Labrador pup to a high level, and to invest in equipment and PPE for shoot-related work. I would like to thank BASC and everyone involved with the scholarship for this opportunity.”

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