Bursaries for Heritage Skills
Eight bursaries are available through the All Ireland Heritage Skills Programme, for people already working or studying in heritage skills and the construction sector.
The All-Ireland Heritage Skills Programme is a collaboration between The Prince’s Foundation, The Heritage Council and Department for Communities’ Historic Environment Division (HED).
This year, eight bursaries are available for people working or studying in heritage skills and the construction sector – in particular stonemasonry, carpentry, joinery, bricklaying, blacksmithing, plastering, thatching, roofing, tiling, painting, and decorating – and who would like to raise their skills to the next level.
The All-Ireland Heritage Skills Programme is a 12-month course, which provides practical experience and training in a broad range of diverse heritage building skills across the island of Ireland. Participants will also undertake a NVQ3 Diploma in Heritage Skills, assessed through HED’s Heritage Skills Centre in Moira, Co Down.
The successful applicants will get the opportunity to hone their skills at a Summer School in Dumfries House Estate in Scotland, Winter School in Kilkenny, and industry placements across the island of Ireland.
Full details at The Prince's Foundation Website
Read the press release here