Monthly Archives: May 2013


Skills for the Future Bursary
We know that one of the biggest barriers to training or re-training is cost – it’s often difficult for an individual to fulfil their potential or get the experience and qualifications they need if they have to pay for it themselves.

At the National Heritage Training Group we’re determined not to let funding stand in the way of personal development, and that means we’ll do everything we can to help our trainees with a tax-free bursary of up to £1,000 per month, payable for up to 12 months.

For many trainees this bursary makes the difference between following their dream or staying in a job they don’t enjoy, or it can provide a liveable income if you’re currently unemployed. We can also often help with funding for some of the specialist tools your training might involve.

Structural Carpentry placements at McCurdy and Co
We hope that the Building Traditional Skills bursary funded training opportunities might be of interest to current or recently past carpentry students who wish to advance their training in structural carpentry.

The placements are initially at McCurdy and Co workshops in Berkshire and then on the Jacobean Wannamaker theatre adjacent to the Globe in Southwark, London.

Further details for all opportunities: LINK

The Building Crafts College

London & South East

The National Heritage Training Group’s (NHTG) bursary scheme is all about finding passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated people to be trained to work on England’s traditional buildings.

Funded by the largest single amount awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘Skills for the Future’ programme, the NHTG bursary scheme will provide high-quality work-based training and skills development opportunities throughout England to prepare participants for a career in the built heritage sector. The programme supports organisations across the UK to help them create heritage training placement opportunities.

Overall, there will be 60 variable-length educational bursaries offered, working on live heritage sites across England. The bursaries are being organised across the country by regional heritage coordinators.

The Building Crafts College is the regional heritage coordinator for London and the South East and advertises placements for the bursary programme once they become available.

Further details: LINK



INTACH-UK Trust (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, UK) offers travel scholarships to India for UK citizens. ICOMOS-UK manages these grants on behalf of INTACH-UK. The grants are for educational study visits to India in the field of art and cultural heritage. The aim is to allow UK citizens to undertake research and gain professional experience through projects or work placements. Most grants are awarded to professionals in the early stages of their career, or to students. Senior travel grants are also available.

Further details: LINK

The Zibby Garnett Travelling Fellowship

ZGTF is a registered charity, administered by trustees.

ZGTF’s purpose is to pay for conservation students to visit countries outside the United Kingdom in order to carry out extra curricula study projects on subjects which they have chosen.

Since ZGTF was set up in 2000, it has awarded over £93,000 to 85 students, making it possible for them to travel to 35 countries, world wide.

Further details: LINK

PhD Scholarships at Politecnico di Milano

Scholarships awarded by the Politecnico di Milano have a maximum duration of three years and are confirmed on an annual basis subject to decision of successful admission to the subsequent year by the Faculty Board of the individual Ph.D. programmes.

The basic amount of the scholarship is €13,638.47 per annum gross of social security contributions to be paid by the recipient. That amount will be adjusted with any increase under the provision of the law.

Scholarships commence from the actual start date of the programme.

The Departments to which the Ph.D.s relate may, with their own funds, increase the basic amount of the Ministerial scholarship, contributing towards accommodation costs of foreign and Italian Ph.D. non-resident students.

Ph.D. students without a scholarship may benefit from the contributions provided by the Departments, limited to the costs of accommodation for foreign and Italian non-resident students.

Further details: LINK

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) makes awards ranging up to £15,000 to craftsmen and women of all ages to help them further their careers.

Since 1991 the Trust has awarded £1.7 million to 253 craftspeople aged between 17 and 50 plus for study, training and work experience.

QEST, the charitable arm of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, was established in 1990 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Association and the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. The Trustees look for well thought out projects, which will contribute to the pool of talent in the UK and reflect the excellence of British Craftsmanship as symbolised by the Royal Warrant of Appointment.

Further details: LINK

York Consortium for Conservation & Craftsmanship

The York Consortium is an association of individuals and companies who are actively engaged in or support the conservation of built and artistic heritage, and the craft skills necessary for its preservation. While most of our member conservators and crafts workers are based in the city of York and the surrounding area, their knowledge and skills are in demand locally, nationally and internationally.

Bursaries and grants are provided via the York Consortium’s charitable arm, the York Foundation for Conservation and Craftsmanship.

See IHBC NewsBlog at: LINK

Further details: LINK

Clore Leadership Programme

Sponsored by Arts Council England, the general fellowships are open to candidates with at least five years’ paid work experience either in employment, self-employed or freelance, usually in the cultural sector. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a knowledge, understanding and passion for culture.

There are also a series of consortium fellowships, including a Heritage Consortium Fellowship supported by the Clore Leadership Programme and the Heritage Consortium – English Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund, National Trust.

See IHBC Newsblog at: LINK

Further details: LINK

Sir Patrick Geddes Memorial Trust Student Award Scheme

The Patrick Geddes Memorial Trust promotes the study of living society in its environment, according to the principles and practice of Professor Sir Patrick Geddes (1854-1932). He was one of the first biologists to stress the prime importance of habitat in what would now be called ecology, using a method of survey and synthesis developed in Scotland, France, the Near East and India and based on the principle of “Place-Work-Folk”.

Further details: LINK


RIBA ICE McAslan Bursary

The RIBA ICE McAslan Bursary was established in 2004 and aimed at architectural and engineering students and graduates, committed to the progress of environmental and social issues. Since then the bursary has enabled a diverse range of successfully realised design projects. In 2012, following generous support from John McAslan + Partners, the RIBA ICE McAslan Bursary has been relaunched, with a focus on the power of design as an instrument for positive change.

Further details: LINK

Greenbuild Awards

Recognising excellence in sustainable buildings, the awards focus on projects that can illustrate an understanding of the importance of building performance in use.

The awards were created in 2012 to celebrate truly sustainable buildings, which can back up green claims with evidence on in-use performance. The judges include Liz Reason (Green Gauge Trust), Kerry Mashford (NEF) and Paul Ruyssevelt (Ruyssevelt Consulting).

The building categories are:

• Domestic newbuild
• Domestic refurbishment
• Healthcare newbuild and refurb
• Workplace newbuild
• Workplace refurb
• Leisure newbuild
• Leisure refurb
• Educational newbuild
• Education refurb
• Retail newbuild
• Retail refurb

Further details: LINK

Canal & River Trust – Waterways Renaissance Awards

It’s free and simple to enter, and offers entrants the opportunity to showcase their projects, earn a reputation for excellence and potentially help with winning future funding.

Since 2002, the Waterways Trust has recognised over a hundred inspiring projects that have enriched the lives of people across the UK.

Award categories:

  • Area based regeneration
  • Community
  • Education and learning
  • Flood risk management
  • Historic environment
  • Innovation
  • Natural environment
  • Partnership
  • Recreation and tourism
  • Strategy and masterplanning
  • Volunteering
  • Design and construction

Further details: LINK


SPAB – Sir John Betjeman Memorial Award

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings invites entries for a competition to honour the memory of Sir John Betjeman, and to mark his membership of The Society’s Committee from 1954 to 1977. The award will be made for repair to the fabric of buildings currently in religious use and which were built as churches, chapels or other places of worship in England and Wales. The work must have been completed during the previous 18 months.

Further details: LINK

ATF Training Award

The ATF Training Award recognises and promotes best practice in training or professional development in archaeology. The award aims to recognise excellence in the fields of learning, training and professional development and is open to archaeological organisations, individuals, partnerships and collaborative projects throughout the United Kingdom, whether paid or voluntary.

Further details: LINK

EHSI Bursary Scheme

Engineering Heritage Skills Initiative. This project is a partnership between Tyne and Wear Museums &Archives and the North of England Civic Trust. Through the generosity of the Heritage Lottery Fund we are providing 1 year bursary placements in heritage engineering with heritage engineering organisations throughout the north east and Yorkshire.

Further details: LINK