Craft Trainee Bursary

The York Consortium’s bursaries support training and skills in the conservation of cultural heritage and the craft skills vital for its preservation. We aim to support the growth of a vibrant community of expert craftspeople and conservators for the future.

This year the YCCC is offering a new Craft Trainee bursary to encourage opportunities for sustained training and development in heritage building crafts and trades. It offers up to £15,000, spread over two or three years, towards training and education for a recent entrant in a field of traditional building craft practice.

There are no restrictions on the fields of craft expertise for applicants provided they are heritage
building-related. This includes the crafts involved in traditional decorative finishes and treatments as
well as construction-related crafts.

We particularly welcome applications from applicants based in, or working in, or from the Yorkshire
region, and Scotland, who will be considered favourably in shortlisting.

How to Apply

Applications are made jointly by the employer together with an existing apprentice or trainee. Both application forms must be downloaded and completed by apprentice and employer respectively.

The application round for 2024 opens from Wednesday 3 January until Sunday 31 March 2024. Interviews are scheduled to be held in May 2024.

Apply Online: Craft Trainee

Apply Online: Employer

Please read the Guidance Notes and Terms and Conditions for further guidance on the application process. If you have any questions or need clarification, please contact us via or