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 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.

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 2018 applications is Friday 26 January 2018. Applicants will be notified by 16 February 2018.

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



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Read about 2016's travel award recipients:


Emily Yates at Cologne Cathedral


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Sean Henderson at Friebourg Minster


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