Calling all makers – applications for QEST funding opening – 11 July to 15 Aug

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.  Our next application round is open 11 July – 15 August 2022 and we are looking for more talented applicants – would you be able to help us spread the word to your members, followers and network?

Since it was founded in 1990, QEST has awarded over £5.2million to 675 individuals working in over 130 different crafts.  We define craft broadly and welcome applications from all areas including rural skills, contemporary craft, conservation, luthiery and much more.  A directory of all our alumni can be seen on our website, along with more details on how to apply – www.qest.org.uk. We have two application rounds each year – in January and July.

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

How To Apply For A QEST Apprenticeship

To apply

Read more about QEST and apply at: https://www.qest.org.uk

Application Flyer July 2022 (pdf)

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