Travel Grant: building heritage skills through travel

This grant award scheme is for young craftspeople with an interest in religious heritage conservation wanting to travel to 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 February each year, for travel that same 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.

The grant will cover the following:

  • Attendance at conferences or seminars
  • Study tours
  • Short-term internships

To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • Under 30 years of age on April 1st of the year in which they are applying
  • Studying for a relevant craft or traditional building skill*, or recently qualified in one
  • Able to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to religious built heritage through a track record of relevant volunteering and/ or study
  • Prepared to disseminate what they learn through social media and provide photographs and a report to the trustee

The closing date for applications will be the 31January each year for the year ahead


To apply, please download and read the full Criteria document , then complete an Application form and email it to


CC Travel Grant BRIEF.pdf
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CC Travel Grant TIMETABLE.docx.pdf
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Read about previous travel award recipients:


Emily Yates at Cologne Cathedral


Emily_Yates_CCT Report.pdf
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Sean Henderson at Friebourg Minster


CCT Post-visit Report.pdf
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