Training bursaries available for crafters

Training bursaries for crafters

Training bursaries available for crafters

Are you wanting to start your journey into craft, or do you want to turn your hobby into a career? If so, you may be able to apply for a training bursary from Heritage Crafts.

In total, 27 bursaries are available depending on individual need with some ringfenced for black and ethnically diverse trainees, veterans, trainees in Scotland and Wales, and those working in decorative, rural and endangered crafts. Craftspeople from Northern Ireland are also being encouraged to apply.

The bursary of up to £4,000 can cover or contribute to the costs of:

  • Training as an apprentice with a craftperson.
  • Attending a specialist training course.
  • Carrying out a self-directed programme of training with a craftsperson or craftspeople.
  • Specialist tools or materials, books or study materials, as well as supporting travel and accommodation (if this is no more than 30% of the total budget).

The bursaries cannot be used for general living expenses, trainee salary, research, promotional activities or anything else.

The application deadline is 5pm on Friday 5 July 2024. For more information and to apply, see: