Monday 9th January – Sunday 12th February

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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, Sunday 12th February 2023

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

QEST’s ‘How to apply’ sessions outlining helpful tips on the application process are now fully booked. If you would still like to attend, please email us at and they will send you the zoom recording after the 12th January, or they can add you to the waiting list should there by any drop-outs.


Since QEST was founded in 1990, it has awarded over £5.2million to 700 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 –