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GrantFinder – Endangered Crafts Fund Reopens For Second 2023 Funding Round

7th July 2023

Heritage Crafts Association is offering grants of between £500 and £2,000 to support crafts that are currently listed as endangered or critically endangered on the Red List of Endangered Crafts and provide opportunities for makers and trainees who wish to develop or share their skills in crafts that have been identified as being most at risk.

Through the Endangered Crafts Fund, funding can be used for activities such as:

  • Ensuring the longer-term viability or survival of heritage craft skills by implementing changes that will benefit both environmental and financial sustainability, for example:
    • Investing in more efficient machinery.
    • Developing reduced-carbon routes to market.
    • Exploring the use of alternative materials while maintaining the heritage character of the practice.
  • Direct skills transfer, for example:
    • Taking on a trainee.
    • Some or all the costs of training with a craftsperson.
    • The cost of attending a specialist training course.
    • Undertaking a self-directed programme of training with one or more craftspeople.
    • Indirect skills transfer, for example:
    • Preparing to teach courses.
    • Developing written or online training materials.
    • Online or video content to support skills.
  • Ensuring the longer-term viability or survival of heritage craft skills, for example:
    • Developing a new, innovative approach to heritage craft skills.
    • Specialist tools and equipment to facilitate skills transfer.

Further support from an Endangered Crafts Manager is also available, including mentoring and business support and signposting to other opportunities.

The deadline for applications is 6 October 2023. 

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