Charles Notcutt Memorial Bursary

Great news!  Charles Notcutt Memorial Bursary 2017-18

For the second year running, the Charles Notcutt training bursary has kindly agreed to sponsor eight students to study for the Award in STH.

The  bursary has been made possible by a touching and generous donation to Thrive in the name of the late Charles Notcutt, who passed away in 2015 aged 81.

Notcutt's is the UK’s largest family-owned garden centre company.

In 2016-17 ten students received the bursary and eight have already successfully completed their Award in STH.

"I would like to formally give thanks for the Charles Notcutt bursary and was very grateful to receive this financial support.  I am already planning developments in our hospice wide horticulture projects so this award ensures my practice is evidence based and innovative."   Lucy, Occupational Therapist

This year, we are offering two types of bursaries:

  • 5 Full Award in STH
  • 3 Part Award in STH

The Full Award in STH combines two days of teaching with an eight week period of accompanied self-directed learning. The bursary will cover the cost of five places on our specialist knowledge programme, followed by access to the Award assignment. The ordinary combined cost of this is £565.

The Part Award in STH is open to those people that have already attended one of our two day specialist knowledge courses and who are interested progressing onto the Award programme.  The ordinary cost of this would be £295.

More information about the Award can be found here.

Applications are invited from anyone who is either:

  • An STH professional or practitioner
  • A volunteer at an STH programme or project
  • A health, social care or educational professional who would be able to directly implement the knowledge and skills they would receive as a result of the training.

The reason for reaching out to specific groups of people is to ensure that each person supported by the bursary can apply the knowledge and skills they have received directly.

If you are in any doubt about your suitability, please email award@thrive.org.uk or call 0118 988 5688.

To apply, please submit an application to award@thrive.org.uk or by post to Thrive Award, Geoffrey Udall Centre, Beech Hill, Berkshire, RG72AT.

Applications can be downloaded here or requested at the above address.

Please ensure that you read and understand the terms and conditions before appllying.

Bursaries will be awarded by a panel at Thrive made up of a member of staff, a volunteer and a trustee. 

The closing date for applications is Friday 11th August 2017