Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) Applications for funding opening 11 July 2022

by Jul 6, 2022Bursaries, Connecting our communities

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?   

QEST applications open 11 July - 15 August 2022

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  

  • Wednesday 13 July 2022 at 4pm

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUudemrqjIiHN3ysqq6JGCPaSHZKW997iQU

  • Thursday 28 July at 4pm

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsf-igrjkvHdxoFOuaEYkLqRy4jh8SdXgO

How To Apply For A QEST Apprenticeship 

  • Tuesday 19 at 4pm

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMscOGhpj4tGNIbJtxfY6gXyQOHr6cOZ7_R

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