Heritage & Crafts

In response to the huge challenges Heritage and Craft makers and businesses are facing at present, The Radcliffe Trust has made a grant to The Crafts Council for a hardship fund.  The fund launched on 17th June 2020.

The Crafts Council has consulted with Icon, the Heritage Crafts Association and The Guild of Master Craftsmen, amongst others, to ensure the funds are widely distributed.  The Crafts Council is giving directly to makers, in the form of £500 bursaries, who cannot access other Government schemes.

The Trust was also particularly keen to ensure that Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) makers were aware of the scheme and applied if appropriate.  The Crafts Council developed a promotional strategy including a number of partner and intermediary organisations, such as Shades of Noir, to ensure that applications from BAME makers was encouraged.



The Trust has made a range of grants to organisations responding to the current pandemic in innovative ways.  As part of this programme the Trust has also made a grant to Help Musicians UK for its hardship fund.

For more information visit www.helpmusicians.org.uk.

The Trust has temporarily amended its grant-making programmes in light of the current pandemic. Please see how to apply.


For more information on our Coronavirus-related grants please see our ‘News’ updates.