Category Archives: Bursaries

Brick Workshop 3 Feb 2016 – Travel Bursaries

A number of travel bursaries for £25 per person (or £50 if your journey is over 200 miles) are also available to community groups on application.

The event will feature presentations, case studies, Q&A sessions, group discussions on creative and funding options for your projects.

  • Gavin Richards from Architectural Heritage Fund on financial and technical support available from the organisation
  • Thomas Newman from Business in the Community on working with the private sector
  • Richard Woods, Associate at Purcell architects on creative options for the re-use of historic buildings and community engagement
  • Jonathan Schifferes, Associate Director at the RSA on the Heritage Index and the link between heritage and place identity.

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Scottish Lime Centre Trust – 25% discount on various courses

The Scottish Lime Centre Trust has been selected by the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) as being a suitable partner institution to distribute grants to those studying or working in conservation through the Patricia Fay Memorial Fund. This allows us to distribute bursaries to anyone studying or working in conservation who want to attend our courses.

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Subsidised Training -Traditional Building Repair & Maintenance

Historic Scotland is once again running a programme of heavily subsidised training events in Stirling over the winter 2015-16.
These seminars also counts towards RIAS, RICS and IHBC CPD.
Training focuses on the repair and maintenance of traditional buildings and covers topics which range from the repair of earth structures, roof leadwork and chimney heads to energy efficiency measures.

Heritage Plastering, Masonry and Carpentry Specialist Apprenticeship Programmes.

The Twyi Centre in Wales has limited numbers of places each of the Heritage Plastering, Masonry and Carpentry Specialist Apprenticeship Programmes. Is there anyone in your company who would benefit from working towards this Heritage NVQ Level 3 and being able to apply for the CSCS Heritage Gold Card?

The first 2 weeks of training starts on Monday 21st September for the Masonry and the Carpentry, and on the 5th October for the first week of Plastering. There is CITB grant to cover the course cost if the trainee and your company are eligible.

Construction Companies are invited to enrol their employees on an NVQ Level 3 in Heritage Stone Masonry (Mason QUH870), Plastering (Solid QUD870) or Wood Occupations (QUG870). This is a 20-day training course, followed by on-site assessment over a year. The training will commence in September 2015. CITB grant is available for eligible companies and employees. Registration closes on 14<sup>th</sup> August 2015. Course flyer/booking from and FAQ’s attached.

More information on the requirements expected of employers is available, and if you have further questions, please do contact Angela James or Helena Burke for details. 01558 824271 or or

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The Canal & River Trust

The Canal & River Trust is among the UK’s biggest charities, looking after 2,000 miles of canals, rivers docks and reservoirs; together with museums, archives and the country’s third largest collection of protected historic buildings.

As part of our commitment to the long term maintenance and restoration of the waterways, we are looking to recruit a number of Waterway Heritage Trainees across both Wales and England. more…

Apprenticeships and Stone and other heritage crafts (UK)

QEST apprenticeship – worth up to £18,000 – and better still, these are now open to anyone 16 or over, and institutions can apply without having a named apprentice. The apprenticeship can run over a number of years.

This is the second year that the Heritage Crafts Association has worked with generous funders to produce a unique set of awards specifically for traditional crafts. And our funders have been even more generous this year; we have almost £100,000 (£99,500) in bursaries and awards which is the most there has ever been for heritage crafts.

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Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Fellowships

Awards Travelling Fellowships to British citizens from all walks of life to travel overseas, to bring back knowledge and best practice for the benefit of others in their UK professions and communities.

Fellows receive a travel grant to cover return and internal travelling, daily living and insurance within the countries visited.

Latest Categories (2015) include:

Crafts & Makers – in partnership with the Heritage Crafts Assoc & the Worshipful Company of Carpenters

Designers – this includes architecture and is in partnership with the British Council
Environment & Sustainable Living

Further details: LINK


Lincoln Cathedral

Lincolnshire County Council and Lincoln Cathedral have been granted extra funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and are able to offer six bursaries in the above heritage skills. Training will be at Lincoln Cathedral and college. These are full-time placements lasting eighteen months.

Applicants need a degree of competency to level 2 in construction, art and design or engineering, through achieving qualifications or practical experience. Level 2 equivalence include 5 GCSEs A*-C, a level 2 new diploma in Construction and the Built Environment, Creative & Media or Engineering, or an NVQ Level 2. We are keen to attract people seeking to change career including those who have caring responsibilities.

You must be over the age of 18 and eligible to work and study in the UK, successfully complete an occupational health assessment and be confident of your ability to work outside and at height on scaffolded sites. Application pack from:, 01522 550613, or Amanda Davey, Economy & Culture, Lincolnshire County Offices,13 The Avenue, Lincoln LN1 1PA

Closing date for applications: 17 February 2014
Interviews w/c 24 March, to be available from early May 2014.

York Foundation for Conservation & Craftsmanship

Applications are invited from craftsmen and conservators for financial support. Since 2002 the York Foundation for Conservation and Craftsmanship has helped over 90 individuals across a very broad range of heritage skills. Based in York, the Foundation will consider applications from across the UK. Awards are available of up to £1500 to support training and development and up to £3000 to help established experts take on an apprentice or trainee. Applications are invited by the end of March 2014 and shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in early May.

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Researcher for C20 Society Gazetteer

Post-1914 places of Christian worship in the UK

In 1998 the Twentieth Century Society, a member of the Alliance, published in its Journal a gazetteer of about 2,400 Christian places of worship of all denominations. A further fifteen years of research and scholarship have revealed many more buildings, and the Society wishes to update this list and produce an authoritative, searchable, public access online gazetteer for the period 1914-2013.

An experienced researcher, with knowledge of the holdings of the RIBA library and other relevant archives is required to review published sources, unpublished reports and tour notes to compile simple gazetteer entries conforming to MIDAS and Inscription Standards in spread sheet format.

Ten days work, Fee £100 per day, plus Central London Oystercard provided (zones 1 and 2).

Please apply with CV and cover letter detailing architectural expertise and database experience to subject line CHURCHES RESEARCH.
Deadline for applications is 6th December. For more information click here.

VAG Winter Conference Bursaries

The next winter conference will be held at Stamford Court Conference Centre and John Foster Hall, University of Leicester on 4-5 January 2014. The theme is Attention to Detail, with the aim of discussing various ways in which close examination of buildings can produce new insights and understandings that may not otherwise have been noticed.

2 bursaries are available – one for a student and one for a professional at the start of their career. The bursaries cover the cost of the conference for someone attending as a resident, but not travel costs.

Closing date for applications is Saturday 30 November 2013

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