The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust are delighted to announce that they will be accepting new applications for funding between 14 July and 24 August 2020. Talented and aspiring candidates can apply for up to £18,000 to further their education through traditional college courses, vocational training, apprenticeships or one-to-one training with master craftsmen. For further details and to apply please visit

Since 1990 QEST has awarded over £4.5million to more than 550 makers working in over 130 different disciplines, from beekeepers to silversmiths, willow weavers to 3D printers, ceramicists, guitar makers and more.

Deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday 24 August.

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