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Receive up to £18,000 to go towards further crafts training.

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) awards scholarships 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 much more. QEST scholarships are to support craft training, whether it be through college courses, vocational training, a series of short courses, one-to-one training with a master craftsperson or other forms of training. Applications are now open until 5pm, Monday 15 August.

For more information and to apply for the scholarship, click here.


Since QEST was founded in 1990, it 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.  A directory of all our alumni can be seen on their website, along with more details on how to apply – www.qest.org.uk