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 traditional and contemporary skills, from farriery and thatching to jewellery design, glassblowing and millinery.
Since it was founded in 1990, QEST has awarded over £5million to 625 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.
For details on how to apply, click here.
QEST will run three Zoom 'How To' sessions where prospective applicants can find out more about the application process and helpful tips on filling out the application forms. These sessions will take place as follows:
How To Apply For A QEST Scholarship
How To Apply For A QEST Apprenticeship
- Tuesday 20 July, 4-5pm. Register here.