The Trust was established in 1998 in memory of Anna Plowden who was a pioneering conservator in the private sector.

Through our grants and other activities we support the development of skills in conservation and also help to raise awareness of conservation.  

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  1. 2013 Annual Report published

    The Anna Plowden Trust's Annual Report for 2013 has been published. You can download a copy below but if you would like a hard copy please do email us via the Contact Us section of the website and we will be delighted to send you one.   Since it was founded in 1998 the Trust has awarded a total of over £400,000 in bursaries and grants, which represents a substantial contribution to education and training in the sector.   Since 2012 alone we have awarded bursaries to 30 students in 13 institutions who are studying on 21 different courses. We have also awarded CPD Grants to 40 conservators working in over 30 institutions and private practices.  

    05/08/2014 - 15:55

  2. Conservation Bursaries awarded for 2014-15

    A record number of Conservation Bursaries were awarded by the Anna Plowden Trust's Trustees at their recent meeting thanks to the generosity of many funders who have helped increase the funds the Trust has available for bursaries. Seventeen bursaries have been awarded to individuals who will be studying on 12 different conservation programmes at fifteen institutions.

    21/06/2014 - 16:35

  3. Remaining application deadlines for 2014

    The Trust welcomes applications from existing conservators for CPD Grants towards the costs of short specialist courses or attendance at major conferences. The final 2014 deadline for these grants is September 25th, 2014.   Deadlines for 2015 Conservation Training Bursaries and for CPD grants will be announced in early 2015.

    28/10/2013 - 18:44

  4. More companies support the Anna Plowden Trust

    We are delighted to announce that more companies operating in the conservation sector have agreed to lend their support to the Anna Plowden Trust.   The most recent companies to become Corporate Supporters are: Archetype Publications Richard Rogers Conservation Maney Publishing MOMART

    25/10/2013 - 07:01