QEST Deadline 12th February 2024, Heritage Crafts 22nd March 2024.

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust is a charity that transforms the careers of talented and aspiring makers by funding their training and education, creating pathways to excellence and strengthening the future of the UK’s craft sector.

Alongside our Scholarship, Emerging Maker and Apprenticeship programmes, QEST has introduced a Crafting Tomorrow programme. It’s all about inspiring a new generation of makers by offering opportunities to develop hand skills, meet professional craftspeople, and explore careers in craft and making.

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) offers Scholarships of up to £18,000 for the training and education of talented craftspeople. We want to sustain vital skills in traditional and contemporary crafts and contribute to excellence in the British craft industry. Emerging Maker Grants of up to £10,000 for the training and education of talented craftspeople at an early stage in their career. Apprenticeship funding of up to £12,000 over two to three years, up to a maximum of £6000 per year, to contribute to the apprentice’s salary, ensuring they receive at least the minimum wage.

For more information and to apply visit QEST deadline for applications is the 12th February 2024.

Heritage Crafts Endangered Crafts Fund

Heritage Crafts invites craft practitioners and organisations in the UK to apply for small grants to fund projects that support endangered crafts (the craft must be listed as endangered or critically endangered on the current Red List of Endangered Crafts). A number of grants are ringfenced for East Sussex, West Sussex, and Brighton and Hove, but those outside of these areas are also eligible to apply.

Funding is available for a wide variety of projects: investing in more efficient machinery; developing new routes to market, continuous professional development, Direct and indirect skills transfer, etc.

For more information and to apply visit Heritage Crafts

Deadline: Friday 22 March 2024, 5pm

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