2021 QEST Applications for Funding Opening Soon

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QEST Craft Funding Application
Monday, 12 July, 2021 to Monday, 16 August, 2021
Monday, 16 August, 2021 - 17:00

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. The next application round is open 12 July - 16 August 2021.

Since it was founded in 1990, QEST has awarded over £5million to 625 individuals working in over 130 different crafts. QEST define craft broadly and welcome applications from all areas including rural skills, contemporary craft, conservation, luthiery and much more. A directory of alumni can be seen on the website, along with more details on how to apply - www.qest.org.uk. There are 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
• Thursday 15 July, 4-5pm. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvd-itpjkqHdXPl1C4pH1PI8UgfW8...
• Wednesday 4 August, 4-5pm. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqdumopjMsGNDt5WBfxL1Or6FABM0...

How To Apply For A QEST Apprenticeship
• Tuesday 20 July, 4-5pm. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvcOmtrj4pGtJQ5OAZ1Hzfo3jlvzq...