Receive a £500 grant from the HCA.
We have just come across this fantastic opportunity for our craft customers.
The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) is offering grants of up to £500 for craftspeople operating as sole traders and small businesses to invest in something that will help make their business more sustainable during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant can be used for market research, buy tools and equipment to make new products and for training and skill development.
This is in response to a recent sector survey showing craft businesses in particular, have been hard hit by the economic impact caused by Covid-19.
The initial deadline for applications is Friday 15 May 2020 at 5pm.
- be heritage craftspeople (practising a craft that requires a high degree of hand skill and has been practised in the UK for two generations or more, including migrant crafts);
- demonstrate how they will use the grant to make their business more sustainable during and after the COVID-19 pandemic or to ‘bridge the gap’ until future income can be secured;
- be HCA members or indicate in their project plan that they will allocate part of their grant to a year’s membership (£20 for members and £40 for small businesses); and
- not have received funding of more than £500 from the HCA in the last 24 months.
For more information, please visit heritagecrafts.org.uk/covid19grants/.