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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.

In 2016/17 the Trust  awarded 54 CPD grants enabling conservators to attend 39 conferences and courses in the UK and overseas. 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
January 15th, 2018
March 26th, 2018
June 12th, 2018
and September 17th, 2018

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.