Friday 25th May 2012
Crafts people are getting the chance to apply for thousands of pounds in funding to ensure their trades are passed on to future generations.
The National Association Of Decorative And Fine Arts Societies (Nadfas) has partnered with The Heritage Craft Association (HCA) to offer grants of up to £5,000.
The HCA Nadfas Grant 2012 aims to support an apprentice or trainee and teach them skills to ensure crafts are preserved.
David Bell Nadfas chief executive said: "This exciting new link with the HCA greatly enhances our ability to support craftspeople working in the heritage sector."
Grants will support traditional crafts that contribute to living heritage such as basketry, weaving, wood working, shoe making, and metal working.
The deadline for applications is June 15, successful applicants will be informed in July. Grants will be paid directly to training providers rather than the applicant.
To apply for an award visit http://www.heritagecrafts.org.uk and search the news section.