The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST)

29 June 2022

Deadline: August 15, 2022

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) is now open for applications. QEST Scholarships & Apprenticeships are available to fund the education and training of any individual UK resident, aged 18 or older, who would like to improve their craft skills, with an award of £2,500 to £18,000.

The next application round is open from 11 July – 15 August 2022.


Interested makers can attend a Zoom ‘How To’ session to find out more about the application process and for helpful tips on filling out the application forms. These sessions will take place as follows:

How To Apply For A QEST Scholarship; please register in advance for your meeting. 

For more details on how to apply – www.qest.org.uk. QEST have two application rounds each year – in January and July.


Deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday 15 August.

As a QEST Ambassador, Craft NI Director Katherine McDonald is available to discuss and support your application ideas, email katherine.mcdonald@craftni.org


About QEST:

Since it was founded in 1990, QEST has awarded over £5.2million to 675 individuals working in over 130 different crafts.  QEST defines craft broadly and welcome applications from all areas including rural skills, contemporary craft, conservation, luthiery and much more.



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