Funding and Grants

QEST Apprenticeship Scheme

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust

Deadline: 03 August 2017 at 23:55

The Scheme is targeted at and young, aspiring – but inexperienced – craftspeople. QEST will fund up to £18,000 over three years to companies wishing to hire a craft apprentice.

The next round of applications will be open from June to August, with interviews held in the Autumn.

Eligibility and requirements:

- Funding can go towards equipment, training or helping provide the living wage.
- Apprentices and Employers must apply together as a team.
- Apprenticeships must be for a specific craft skill, with clear training plans and milestones.
- Only companies demonstrating a clear financial need will be considered.

Don’t have an apprentice? Sign up to the QEST Craft Apprenticeship Hub! Bridging the gap between young people seeking a craft apprenticeship and companies looking to hire committed and aspiring craftspeople.
Find more information/application forms on the QEST website

Location: All Scotland ,England, Wales, Northern Ireland

For further information, please contact (, or visit

The deadline is Thursday 03 August 2017 at 23:55.