Apply to the Endangered Crafts Fund

Last making

Endangered craft of last making. Photo by Steven Lowe.

The Heritage Crafts Association is inviting craft practitioners and organisations in the UK to apply for small grants to fund projects that support and promote endangered crafts (the craft must be listed as endangered or critically endangered on the current Red List of Endangered Crafts).

There is a maximum of £2,000 available for each project and we will work with you to develop and support your work.

For example, this may include:

  • training for yourself to learn a new craft or technique;
  • training for an apprentice so that you can pass on skills and knowledge;
  • specialist equipment that will enable you to practice a craft or add a new product to your business;
  • materials and equipment to start running workshops; or
  • innovative approaches to supporting and promoting endangered crafts.

In addition to the funding you will also receive support from the Endangered Crafts Officer and the Heritage Crafts Association team to ensure that your project is a success. This will be unique to your project but it could include mentor support, business support or signposting to other opportunities.

See the projects that were successfully funded in the previous application rounds in September 2019 and March 2020.

The Endangered Crafts Fund is now closed and aims to reopen with a deadline of February 2021 if further funding is confirmed. Please follow us on social media or check back on the website for notification of its reopening. In the meantime, if you would like to talk to us about your endangered crafts project or would like to check your eligibility to apply please email Mary Lewis at

Supported by: Allchurches Trust, The Radcliffe Trust, The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund, Ernest Cook Trust and the generous support of individual donors and HCA members.