Funding Opportunity

QEST Scholarships

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) offers Scholarships of up to £18,000 for the training and education of talented craftspeople. We want to sustain vital skills in traditional and contemporary crafts and contribute to excellence in the British craft industry.

What does the scholarship programme support?

This programme supports the advanced skill development of craft professionals through the funding of craft training.

The training can take many forms, from traditional college courses to vocational one-on-one training with a master craftsperson, or a bespoke programme of short courses.

What will you receive?

- A scholarship of up to £18,000

- A funded place on the Cockpit Professional Development Programme.

Applications are now open and will close at 5 pm on 13 February 2023.

Who can apply?

Individual makers aged 18 or over, who are resident in the UK at the time of their application, with the right to live and work in the UK on a permanent or long-term basis.