QEST Heritage Crafts Sustainability Award

Sustainability Award
(Heritage Crafts and the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust)

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) and Heritage Crafts believe we can (and must) all play a role in building a sustainable future – small changes by many can amount to big changes for all. We therefore want to celebrate and reward those who have innovated in their craft, adapting a material or process to become measurably more sustainable. This award will recognise a craftsperson or micro-business working with traditional craft skills or materials who has taken clear and effective steps to improve their environmental sustainability as well as the long-term viability of their business.

Anyone, including the maker themselves, can nominate for this award. Shortlisted applicants will be expected to attend the high-profile Winners’ Reception at the Vicar’s Hall, Windsor Castle on 15 November 2023.

Opening date for applications: Monday 12 June 2023
Closing date for applications: Friday 1 September 2023, 5pm

To apply
Read the application notes and then download an application form

QEST supports the training and education of talented and aspiring craftspeople through traditional college courses, vocational training, apprenticeships and one-to-one training with a master craftsperson; helping to support Britain’s cultural heritage and sustain vital skills in traditional and contemporary crafts.

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