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CPD Grants

Anna Plowden/Clothworkers' Foundation CPD Grants

Our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Grants enable practising conservators to take advantage of CPD opportunities by contributing towards the cost of short courses and attending conferences.

Thanks to a major partnership with The Clothworkers' Foundation, we have much increased funding available for CPD grants in 2017.  The Plowden/Clothworkers' Foundation CPD Grants can be awarded for up to £1,000 or 50% (whichever is the smaller amount) of the cost of the conference or training course.

In 2016 the Trust  awarded 11 CPD grants enabling conservators to attend conferences and courses in the UK, Greece, the USA, Canada, France and Germany. Many of the grantees presented papers at both national and international conferences. 

There remaining 2017 deadline for the Plowden/Clothworkers' Foundation CPD Grants applications is September 14th.

Please note that conservation students and interns are not eligible to apply for a CPD grant.  Please bear in mind that we will normally give preference to applicants who intend to make their careers in the UK.

All applications must be made on the APT's application form which can be downloaded below. 


Please note that you must apply in good time: it usually takes us four weeks to consider applications and we will not award a grant if the course or conference has already taken place.  So please plan ahead, be aware of our application deadlines and apply to us sufficiently in advance of the conference or course you wish to attend.

The Anna Plowden Trust's grants for CPD complement those offered by Tru Vue in association with Icon. 

"I would just like to say how grateful we are ("we" being the professional conservation community here in Scotland) for the continued support of the Anna PlowdenTrust towards the sometimes onerous costs involved in keeping up our CPD as required by Icon, and of course our own wishes to be as professional as we can manage."

Will Murray, Partner, Scottish Conservation Studio