QEST Applications Open Now

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?   

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