About Us

The Anna Plowden Trust (Registered charity no. 1072236) was set up in 1998 and began its work in 1999.  Since then it has distributed about £400,000 in grants in support of conservation training, CPD and the conservation sector.  

We have:

  • awarded over 150 bursaries to assist students to train as conservators by contributing towards their tuition fees;
  • made over 100 grants to working conservators to undertake continuing professional development (CPD) in the UK and overseas. Some of this has been in support of conservation teaching staff, thereby multiplying the impact of the training received;
  • helped raise awareness to conservation by giving grants to publicise successful conservation projects and by supporting the Demos report 'It's a Material World';
  • funded a one year internship at the Victoria and Albert Museum
  • awarded four prizes for Research and Innovation in Conservation (as part of the Icon Conservation Awards Scheme);
  • provided financial help to support the convergence of the UK professional conservation bodies into Icon

Our latest Annual Report and Accounts can be downloaded from the Charity Commission website.

 

  • Elizabeth Hippisley-Cox awarded an APT bursary in 2010-11
  • Jon Slight APT Conservation Bursary 2013-14