Heritage Crafts Awards – Training Bursary

11 July 2024

Deadline: August 2, 2024

The Heritage Crafts Training Bursaries are targeted at trainees and prospective trainees experiencing financial hardship. Apply for up to £4,000 to start training in a heritage craft or to further develop your skills.

Of the 27 bursaries available, 2 will be allocated to Black and ethnically diverse trainees, 6 to British military veterans, 5 to trainees who intend to work in Scotland and Wales, and 3 to rural crafts, decorative crafts and endangered crafts. The remaining 11 will be allocated depending on individual need. You will automatically be considered for the general funding pot as well as all of the categories that apply to you.


Many people are dissuaded from training in heritage crafts because of the cost, and therefore the make-up of the sector is not truly representative of the mix of backgrounds that make up the UK as a whole. These bursaries have been set up to help cover or subsidise the cost of training for someone who would otherwise be prevented from pursuing this career path as a result of the cost.

You could be just starting out on your journey in craft or at the point where you want to turn a hobby into a career, or you could already be an early-career maker who is looking to further develop your heritage craft skills.

If you are new to a craft and you would like assistance with finding a trainer, please get in touch and we will do what we can to help. Successful applicants will be supported by the Heritage Crafts team to develop an action plan. We will work with you to monitor progress and support you to achieve your aims.


Apply and find out more here.


Deadline: Friday 2 August 2024, 5pm


These training bursaries are targeted at trainees and prospective trainees experiencing financial hardship. They are sponsored by the National Lottery Heritage FundMaxwell/Hanrahan FoundationCity & Guilds FoundationArmy Benevolent FundRoyal British LegionWilliam Grant FoundationAshley Family FoundationNewby TrustAnthony and Elizabeth Mellows Charitable SettlementD’Oyly Carte Charitable TrustWorshipful Company of Arts ScholarsSoane BritainKendrick Hobbs and Malcolm Gammie. They follow eight previous bursaries in 2024 supported by The Royal Mint, the Costume Society, the Golsoncott Foundation and Jennifer Chen, and are part of a suite of awards and bursaries offered by Heritage Crafts to support and celebrate craftspeople.


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