The Botanist: Foundation Privacy Policy


Find out more about The Botanist Foundation. If you need help, please email

What is The Botanist Foundation?

The Botanist Foundation was set up by Bruichladdich Distillery on the Isle of Islay in 2015 to work with the people of Islay and beyond to further the understanding and conservation of the island’s biodiversity.

What does it fund?

The aim of The Botanist Foundation is to work with the people of Islay and beyond in the fields of biodiversity, conservation and sustainability. We focus on plants and the factors that affect them including climate change, habitat loss and transformation, over and under exploitation, alien invasive species, pollution, clearing for agriculture and other developments.

How do I apply?

If you are a student on Islay wishing to apply for a grant to pursue further education please read our finding guidelines and apply here. Organisations wishing to apply should read our guidelines for project funding here

Is there anything it doesn’t fund?

We are sorry but we will not be able to consider applications for funding for projects associated with projects incompatible with the Funding Strategy outlined in our application page and:

  • Religious practices
  • Health and medical services other than plant-based research
  • Retrospective funding
  • People and animal welfare charities