The Anna Plowden Trust has three main programmes:
Support for the primary training of conservation students in the UK by offering grants towards course fees.
Thanks to generous support from the Clothworkers' Foundation, we can now offer greatly increased support for CPD opportunities for conservators through our Plowden/Clothworkers' Foundation CPD Grants. Grants are given towards the cost of short courses and of attending conferences (students and interns are not eligible to apply for CPD grants). Follow this link to find out about the latest CPD grant awards.
PLEASE NOTE: The Clothworkers' Foundation has generously awarded bursary funding to Icon for Icon'19. Those applying to Icon will learn whether they have been awarded a grant to attend the conference in February 2019.
As a result the Anna Plowden Trust will NOT consider applications for Icon'19 in January 2019 but we WILL consider Icon'19 applications in our March funding round. Applications for all other courses and conferences are unaffected.
3. Scholarships and CPD Grants in memory of Robert Shepherd
The Anna Plowden Trust has been asked to administer a fund established in memory of the late Robert Shepherd, a well-known picture conservator. This fund will provide one annual Scholarship to a student of easel painting conservation and one annual CPD Grant to a practising painting conservator.
All of the Anna Plowden Trust's normal terms and conditions apply; the application deadlines are the same and you should apply using our standard application form.
A prize awarded as part of the Conservation Awards organised by Icon. This award is made in those years when Icon holds the Conservation Awards, the last was in 2015.
Application deadlines for 2018 and 2019....
Conservation Training Scholarships
The deadline for applications for the 2019/20 academic year will be June 11th 2019
Clothworkers' Foundation/Plowden CPD Grants
January 14th, 2019 - for all short courses and conferences EXCEPT Icon'19.
March 25th, 2019 - for all short courses INCLUDING Icon'19.
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.