British Farriers & Blacksmiths Association

QEST: Scholarship & Apprenticeship Funding

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) awards scholarship and apprenticeship funding of up to £18,000 to talented and aspiring craftspeople working in a broad range of skills, from farriery and cheese maturing to jewellery design, silversmithing, dry stone walling, glassblowing and sculpture. Our next application round is open 11 January - 15 February 2021and we are looking for more talented applicants - would you be able to help us spread the word to your members, followers and network? 


QEST celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2020 and since 1990 has awarded nearly £5million to 600 individuals working in over 130 different crafts. We define craft broadly and welcome applications from all areas including rural skills, contemporary craft, conservation, luthiery and much more. A directory of all our alumni can be seen on our website, along with more details on how to apply - (We have two application rounds each year - in January and July).