Grant funding opportunities

Dear all,

A quick note to outline some upcoming deadlines for grant funding opportunities – including some grants that could be used to attend #Icon19.

The results of the Call for Papers for #Icon19 will be announced soon. If you’ve submitted an abstract, please do monitor your inbox.  Registration will also shortly open for our wide variety of conference tours, scheduled for Wednesday 12th June.

  1. Plowden/Clothworkers’ Foundation CPD Grants

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.

Deadline: January 14th, 2019.  For details, visit the website.

 Applications in this round cannot be used to attend #Icon19. If you would like to apply to the Plowden Trust for grants to attend #Icon19, you will instead have to apply in the next round – details below.

  1. Clothworkers’ Foundation

The Clothworkers’ Foundation have generously awarded £25,000 to Icon to cover registration for #Icon19 delegates who are Accredited, Associate or Student Icon members.

This grant is especially aimed at those Icon members whose financial circumstances would otherwise prevent them from attending, and covers core registration costs. Please note optional extras such as the Gala Conference Dinner and certain tours are not included.

Deadline: 7th February 2019.  For details, visit the website.

  1. Plowden/ Clothworkers’ Foundation CPD Grants

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Grants to attend #Icon19 are being offered through the Anna Plowden Trust in partnership with the Clothworkers’ Foundation.

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.

Please note that students and interns are not eligible to apply for a CPD grant.

Deadline: 25th March 2019.  For details, visit the website.

  1. Icon Tru Vue Grants Programme

Icon has been partnering with Tru Vue since 2015 to provide CPD Grants for mid-career conservators. These grants could naturally be used to attend #Icon19!

Deadline: 30th April 2019.  For details, visit the website.


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