QEST funds the training and education of talented and aspiring craftspeople, helping to sustain Britain's cultural heritage by supporting excellence in British Craftsmanship.
Over the past 29 years, QEST has awarded £4.3 million to just over 500 craftspeople of all ages and backgrounds, in at least 130 skills sectors, enabling them to undertake training through traditional college courses, vocational training, apprenticeships, or one to one training with a master maker. We are proud that almost 90% of QEST Alumni are still working in their craft today many acknowledged leaders in their field and passing on their skills to the next generation. QEST currently grants around 40 Scholarships and Apprenticeships per year - however; we can only fund around 10% of actual applications received.
Support those running for QEST in the Royal Parks Half Marathon, and help raise money to fund more scholars and apprentices in 2019.