The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust

Grants are available to help with the education and training of people working in crafts who want to improve their Craft and trade skills. Craft apprentices, aspiring craftspeople or well-established craftsmen and women aged 17 and over can apply.

Last updated on 16 July 2019

Who is eligible?

Craft apprentices, aspiring craftspeople or well-established craftsmen and women aged 17 and over who are looking to further their training.

What we can't help with

  • Anyone living outside the UK or residing in the UK on a temporary work or study visa
  • Funding for equipment and materials
  • Business start-ups
  • Unreasonable living and travelling costs

How to apply?

Apply using the online form on the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust website. This may only be available on the website when the application round is open.

Please note that if you are applying for funding for an apprenticeship, the employer or tutor will need to take part in the application process. 

Applications are open twice a year:

  • During January to February Grants are given in May.
  • During July to August. Grants are given in November.

Other information

Successful applicants can also attend skills seminars, networking events and exhibitions. 

Contact details

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust
1 Buckingham Place
Victoria
London
SW1E 6HR
Telephone: 02077981539
Email: info@qest.org.uk
Web: http://www.qest.org.uk

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