Apply for Grants

Our grants help you to access resources and skills, enabling you to create your best work and grow your business. We also offer funding for organisations in the jewellery and silversmithing industry who wish to collaborate with us.

Grants for Individuals

Business Catalyst (Small) Grants

£1,000 grants for UK based sole traders or small businesses

Want to accelerate your business growth? Whether you sell direct to consumers or work within the trade, get funding to access equipment, marketing tools or specialist knowledge and get your business off the ground.

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Business Catalyst (Large) Grants

Up to £7,000 grants for UK based jewellers, silversmiths and craftspeople

Access funding to grow or expand your business. Our Grants can help you to take time out to upskill yourself or your team, develop new services, diversify your portfolio of work or reach new markets.

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Access Grants

£500 grants to cover the fees for our skills training programmes

If you face financial difficulties and would benefit from one of our programmes, our Access Grants could help you to develop your technical or business skills.

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Foundation Programme Support Grants

£1,500 grant for a young person training at the Goldsmiths’ Centre

We help young people aged 16+ experiencing financial hardship by contributing towards their expenses during their year on our free skills training programme.

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Grants for Organisations

The Goldsmiths’ Centre Grants

Up to £20,000 grants for individuals and organisations

We provide funding for individuals and organisations to support projects and programmes aligned with our mission to protect the skills and future of goldsmithing in the UK.

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Who we have supported

Jeweller Flora Bhattachary paints her way to business success

Business Catalyst (Large) Grants given: £16,000 in 2021; £14,000 in 2022

Flora Bhattachary is a 20-year veteran of the industry, and the recipient of multiple accolades including a number of prestigious Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards. It was her determination to move forward creatively that made Flora a perfect candidate for the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s Business Catalyst (Large) Grant in 2022.

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Female victims of trauma empowered through jewellery making

Grants given: £11,600 in 2021; £11,600 in 2022

Founded by The Edinburgh-based Silverhub Studios in 2020, the Flourish Jewellery Community Interest Company (CIC) is a socially engaged craft project empowering women who have a history of trauma through jewellery design and making.

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The Scottish Goldsmiths Trust's Ethical Making Programme

Grants given: £15,000 in 2021; £15,000 in 2022

Increasingly, early and mid-career jewellers and silversmiths are calling for a kinder and more conscientious approach to their craft, and thanks to our partnership with The Scottish Goldsmiths Trust, seeds of change planted in Scotland now have the potential to broadcast across the UK.

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