Category Archives: Bursaries

Trainee Heritage Flint & Brick-worker placement opportunity – Suffolk/East Anglia Region

There is a wonderful opportunity to join Specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor F.A. Valiant and Son Ltd. for a 12 month placement, carrying out flint and brick-work repairs at a range of sites in the Suffolk/East Anglia region.

For further information and to download an application form please visit:

Application closing date: 12/08/16
Interview date:    To be confirmed
Placement starts:  To be confirmed
(Dates subject to confirmation)

Trainee Heritage Stone Mason Opportunity – Lincoln Cathedral

There is an exciting opportunity for a 12 month Trainee Stonemasonry placement with Lincoln Cathedral. The placement will be based at the spectacular Grade I Listed Lincoln Cathedral, carrying out repair and conservation work to the Cathedral and other associated properties cared for by Lincoln Cathedral Works Department.  The candidate will be provided with a broad range of learning opportunities to obtain suitable skills and evidence working towards a level 3 Heritage Skills NVQ Diploma in stonemasonry.

The placement is run by the National Heritage Training Group bursary scheme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The scheme is all about finding passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated people to be trained to work on England’s traditional buildings. There will be 30 educational bursaries offered, working on live heritage sites across England. The bursaries are being organised across the country by regional heritage coordinators.

For more information please contact Andie Harris, Regional Coordinator

Email: Tel: 07791 408929

Application Closing Date: 12 noon on Monday 5th September

Interviews to be held on Thursday 15th September at Lincoln Cathedral

Placement will start in September, subject to confirmation

See details on how to apply here…

2017 funded Travelling Fellowship

Would you like to travel overseas to research new ideas and best practice from across the wide field of Science, Innovation and Technology?

Are you interested in the fusion between arts and science?

Are you involved in encouraging interest and participation in science by the public, including the use of the internet, to hold dialogues?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to the above, could your potential findings bring real benefit and positive change to your community, the UK and yourself?

If the answer is still ‘yes’, a Churchill Fellowship offers you that opportunity.

Application deadline: 5pm on 20th September 2016

See details and hot to apply here

The Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary

The Ecclesiastical Insurance bursary will provide up to £20,000 for a future MSc Sustainable Heritage student to cover fees and a stipend. If you would like more information please visit our website or contact the Course Director . The closing date is Monday 25th July 2016, however students will need to have applied to the programme and have received an offer, so are advised to get in touch as soon as possible.

Travel Grant: building heritage skills through travel

This grant award scheme is for young craftspeople with an interest in religious heritageconservation wanting to travelto increase their expertise and knowledge, ultimately benefitting heritage skills in the UK.

Up to two awards of between £500 and £1000 will be granted in June each year to young craftspeople showing the most innovative and enthusiastic approach to learning heritage skills, and those with the clearest idea of how the development of their knowledge and future career in heritage will benefit from the award. more….

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.

further details…

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.

For more details contact:

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

Further details…

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.

further details…

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