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An individual wishing to support Heritage Crafts at the benefactor level
You will receive:
  • Quarterly Benefactor Newsletter
  • Acknowledgement in the Heritage Crafts Annual Review and on the Heritage Crafts website
  • VIP invitation to Heritage Crafts events
  • 2 Monthly emails sent (Members Newsletter and Meet a Maker interview)
  • Members only portal on the website (digital resources, videos, and info)
  • Exclusive digital talks and workshops 
  • profile on the Maker Directory, which is an online showcase of work by Heritage Crafts members who practises a craft
  • Discounted tickets to our Annual Conference for 2 adults
  • Invitation to the Heritage Crafts’ AGM where you will be able to vote on significant issues affecting the charity
  • Annual visit to maker workshop or open house
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Two adult of the same household who wish to support Heritage Crafts at the benefactor level
You will receive:
  • Quarterly Benefactor Newsletter
  • Acknowledgement in the Heritage Crafts Annual Review and on the Heritage Crafts website
  • VIP invitation to Heritage Crafts events
  • 2 Monthly emails (Members Newsletter and Meet a Maker interview)
  • Members only portal on the website (digital resources, videos, and info)
  • Exclusive digital talks and workshops 
  • profile on the Maker Directory, which is an online showcase of work by Heritage Crafts members who practises a craft
  • Discounted tickets to our Annual Conference for two adults and two youths under 18
  • Invitation to the Heritage Crafts’ AGM where you will be able to vote on significant issues affecting the charity
  • Annual visit to maker workshop or open house
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A non-profit wishing to support Heritage Crafts at the benefactor level
You will receive:
  • Quarterly Benefactor Newsletter
  • Acknowledgement in the Heritage Crafts Annual Review and on the Heritage Crafts website
  • VIP invitation to Heritage Crafts events
  • 2 Monthly emails sent to as many as 5 recipients (Members Newsletter and Meet a Maker interview)
  • Members only portal on the website (digital resources, videos, and info)
  • Exclusive digital talks and workshops 
  • profile on the Maker Directory, which is an online showcase of work by Heritage Crafts members who practises a craft
  • Discounted tickets to our Annual Conference for up to 5 recipients
  • Invitation to the Heritage Crafts’ AGM where you will be able to vote on significant issues affecting the charity
  • Annual visit to maker workshop or open house

 

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A for-profit wishing to support Heritage Crafts at the benefactor level
You will receive:
  • Quarterly Benefactor Newsletter
  • Acknowledgement in the Heritage Crafts Annual Review and on the Heritage Crafts website
  • VIP invitation to Heritage Crafts events
  • 2 Monthly emails sent to as many as 5 recipients (Members Newsletter and Meet a Maker interview)
  • Members only portal on the website (digital resources, videos, and info)
  • Exclusive digital talks and workshops 
  • profile on the Maker Directory, which is an online showcase of work by Heritage Crafts members who practises a craft
  • Discounted tickets to our Annual Conference for up to 5 recipients
  • Invitation to the Heritage Crafts’ AGM where you will be able to vote on significant issues affecting the charity
  • Annual visit to maker workshop or open house
Sign up

Being a benefactor for Heritage Crafts is a very meaningful and rewarding way of giving for us. We are passionate about maintaining our British makers and craftspeople – and by becoming a benefactor we are able to help educate and train people, and support existing crafts that are in need. We have also met some amazingly creative and skilled young people. We hope that we are playing our part to increase the likelihood of at-risk heritage skills surviving into the next generation.

Lucy Butcher
Lucy Butcher

Benefactors shaping our future

Your financial contribution will help us to:

  • raise awareness of the challenges facing heritage crafts;
  • make awards and bursaries which recognise excellence and provide funding for training and support for emerging craft talent;
  • support the heritage crafts community so that traditional crafts continue into the future;
  • record endangered craft skills and make them available in print and online;
  • advocate for traditional crafts to government and key organisations;
  • increase the profile of heritage crafts across the UK and raise awareness of the world-class crafts produced here;
  • highlight the cultural value of heritage crafts and their national importance;
  • inform and inspire young people to consider a career in craft;
  • provide teaching materials for non-specialists so that crafts can be taught in the classroom.

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If you are a building craftsperson or conservator aged 25 and under who has done something to be proud of in the last 12 months, please consider applying for the inaugural Young Building Craftsperson of the Year Award, a partnership between Heritage Crafts and @englishheritage. 

Examples of eligible crafts include, but are not limited to, timber framing, stonemasonry, gauged brickwork, heritage tiling and many others. 

Or if you know another young person who might deserve the award, why not nominate them? There is a £1,000 prize for the winning entry to be presented at a high-profile Winners’ Reception in November.

To apply, complete the nomination form via the linktr.ee in our bio before the deadline of 5pm on Friday 6 September 2024.

📷 2023 training bursary recipient @llechen_lan
If you are an upholsterer aged 25 and under who has done something to be proud of in the last 12 months, please consider applying for this year’s Young Upholsterer of the Year Award, a partnership between Heritage Crafts and @sonnaz_. Or if you know another young person who might deserve the award, why not nominate them?

There is a £1,000 prize for the winning entry to be presented at a high-profile Winners’ Reception in November.

To apply, complete the nomination form via the linktr.ee in our bio before the deadline of 5pm on Friday 6 September 2024.
If you are a traditional woodworker aged 25 and under who has done something to be proud of in the last 12 months, please consider applying for this year’s Young Woodworker of the Year Award, a partnership between Heritage Crafts and @axminstertools. Or if you know another young person who might deserve the award, why not nominate them?

There is a £1,000 prize for the winning entry to be presented at a high-profile Winners’ Reception in November. Plus, we will also award an @axminstertools Woodworker of the Year Award, chosen from nominees of any age, with a prize of £2,000.

To apply, complete the nomination form via the linktr.ee in our bio before the deadline of 5pm on Friday 6 September 2024.

📷 2023 winner Harry Morris @htmorrisfurniture
If you are a precious metalworker working in silver, gold or platinum who has done something to be proud of in the last 12 months, please consider applying for this year’s Precious Metalworker of the Year Award, a partnership between Heritage Crafts and @royalmintuk. Or if you know someone else who might deserve the award, why not nominate them?

There is a £2,000 prize for the winning entry to be presented at a high-profile Winners’ Reception in November. Plus, we will also award a Young Metalworker of the Year Award, chosen from nominees aged 25 years and under, with an additional prize of £1,000 provided by Heritage Crafts Benefactors Lucy and Laurence Butcher.

To apply, complete the nomination form via the linktr.ee in our bio before the deadline of 5pm on Friday 6 September 2024.

📷 2023 winner Sally Morrison @anordain
If you are a potter or ceramicist who has done something to be proud of in the last 12 months, please consider applying for the inaugural Potter of the Year Award, supported by the Maxwell/Hanrahan Foundation. Or if you know someone else who might deserve the award, why not nominate them?

There is a £2,000 prize for the winning entry to be presented at a high-profile Winners’ Reception in November.

To apply, complete the nomination form via the linktr.ee in our bio before the deadline of 5pm on Friday 6 September 2024.

📷 Doug Fitch @fitchandmcandrew by James Hazlewood