The Emerging Maker Grant is a new funding opportunity for talented early-career craftspeople. The grant provides funding of up to £10,000 to committed makers who have been practising professionally for four years or less and who have a strong connection to materials, technical skills and processes. Applications for this round close on Monday 12 February.

The funding specifically supports training and education programs to help makers enhance their craft skills and advance their careers. The training can take many forms, from traditional college courses to vocational one-on-one learning with a master craftsperson, or a bespoke programme of short courses.

The grant is not suitable for individuals who are just starting out or pursuing making as a hobby.

Makers must also be:

  • Aged 18 or above at the time of application
  • Living in the UK with the right to reside either permanently or a long a term basis
  • Intending to continue to practice in the UK and contribute to the UK craft industry


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