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CPD Grants

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.  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.

After three rounds of grants in 2018 we have so far awarded 32 grants to conservators working in 26 different institutions and private practices.  Many of the grantees presented papers at both national and international conferences.

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.

Plowden/Clothworkers' Foundation CPD Grants

Last 2018 deadline: September 17th - apply now!

January 14th, 2019
March 25th, 2019
June 11th, 2019
and September 16th, 2019

There are more details of our grant programmes on each page of this section as well as application forms. Just follow the links above. 

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.