Annual Bursaries

How to Apply

The application round for 2024 is now closed and will reopen next year.

Exciting Announcement for 2024: The Mountain Bothies Association is now a sponsor of the YCCC Bursary Programme. MBA aim to support skills development in stonemasonry, lime mortars, renders, harling, and roofing—crucial for maintaining Scotland’s remote mountain bothies. If this opportunity resonates with you, don’t miss the chance to apply for a bursary before March 31st!

Applicants connected with Yorkshire, the northern region and Scotland are particularly welcome – whether you are from here, based here, working or studying here. We support applicants that make a strong case for how our funding will help make a real difference to their futures. In this 25th anniversary year of our Bursary scheme, we are also encouraging applications for training in traditional and vernacular building conservation and craft skills in particular.

· Bursaries of up to £2000 are available to assist an individual craftsperson or conservator to train or extend their skills and/or knowledge; and

· Bursaries of up to £3000 to assist established businesses and organisations and experts in the heritage field to support an employee to develop their skills and experience.

Awards can be taken up from  July 2024 onwards, and will be formally announced and presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Consortium in York (details available later in the year).


Apply Online: Individuals

Apply Online: Organisations


Please ensure that you have read the Information for Applicants and Terms and Conditions before completing your application.

For more information, please email the Bursary Officer, Dr Gill Chitty (, or email