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Subject: York Consortium for Conservation and Craftsmanship Bursaries and Grants

York Consortium for Conservation and Craftsmanship Bursaries and Grants

From: Susie Clark <susieclark<-at->
Date: Friday, January 20, 2012
Grants and Bursaries for the Training of Craftsmen and Conservators
York Foundation for Conservation and Craftsmanship

Applications are invited by the York Foundation for Conservation and
Craftsmanship for bursaries to assist the training of craftsmen and
conservators.  Bursaries of up to UKP1500 each are available to
further the knowledge and skills of craftsmen and conservators at
various stages of their careers.  This can include CPD courses.
Bursaries of up to UKP3000 are offered to encourage and assist
established craftsmen and conservators to take on a new

The total sum available is UKP11,000, made up of UKP7000 from the
Foundation's own Bursary Fund, and UKP4,000 funded by three
organisations which support the Foundation's aims: the York Company
of Merchant Taylors, the Provincial Grand Lodge of the Freemasons,
and the Historic Houses Association (Yorkshire Region).  While these
latter awards are restricted to people with links to York and
Yorkshire (UK), the other awards have no such restriction (though if
all other things prove equal, preference will be given to an
applicant living, training or employed in the Yorkshire Region).

Applications will be judged on merit and need, and there are no
restrictions on who may apply.  Employers may apply on behalf of
employees.  Bursaries will not generally be awarded to assist the
funding of a student's undergraduate degree or equivalent course. In
the case of individual applications preference will be given to
those seeking advanced skills or training in crafts/specialities in
short supply.

The Trustees are particularly keen to facilitate the taking on of
new trainees/apprentices.  This would include someone starting out
or part way through a three year apprenticeship, or a person not yet
in the trade/profession but who, having had some basic skills
training or relevant experience, needs further skills training to
qualify.  Applications for such bursaries would normally be expected
from the potential employer, and could be used in a variety of ways
to reduce the employer's costs, e.g. those costs related to the
introductory training demanded by legal requirements. That should
not preclude applications from employers for other purposes, nor
from potential trainees who have identified a committed potential

In 2011 eight awards were made ranging in value from UKP500 to
UKP3000.  The winners included a roofing contractor, a stonemason, a
silversmith, and two MA students in stained glass conservation.  A
full list of 2011 and previous year's winners can be found


Application forms and Guidance Notes may be obtained from the
Secretary of the Foundation by email to conservationyork<-at->hotmail<.>com
or by post:

    The Merchant Adventurers' Hall
    York YO1 9XD

The closing date for receipt of applications is Saturday 31 March

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