01 Dec 2022

Calling craftspeople and makers

QEST will be accepting new applications for funding between 9 Jan - 12 Feb 2023

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) awards scholarship and apprenticeship funding of up to £18,000 to talented and aspiring craftspeople working in a broad range of skills, from farriery and jewellery design, to silversmithing, dry stone walling, glassblowing cheese maturing, sculpture and more.

The next application round is open 9 January - 12 February 2023 and they are looking for more talented applicants.

QEST celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2020 and since 1990 has awarded over £5.4 million to 700 individuals working in over 130 different crafts.

Craft is defined broadly and QEST welcomes applications from all areas including rural skills, contemporary craft, conservation, luthiery and much more.

Candidates can apply for up to £18,000 to further their education through traditional college courses, vocational training, apprenticeships or one-to-one training with master craftsmen. 

A directory of all their alumni can be seen on their website, along with more details on how to apply: www.qest.org.uk


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