Charles Notcutt Memorial Bursary

Following this year's successful completion of

The Charles Notcutt training 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. And fitting tributes were paid to Charles in the Guardian and Telegraph last year.

The Charles Notcutt Memorial Bursary will enable five students to complete our Award in STH.

The Award 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 £550.

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 or call 0118 988 5688.

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

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

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 29th April, 2016 (PLEASE NOTE THIS DATE HAS NOW PASSED).