Icon Scotland Group is committed to raising the standards of conservation and increasing the fund of skills available in Scotland. The Group is therefore keen to support early-career practitioners in all subject areas in their move towards Professional Accreditation (PACR) with Icon. Members living and working in Scotland are invited to apply for a grant towards the costs of the PACR process, thanks to a generous donation to the Group and its predecessor organisation SSCR by an anonymous donor. Up to four awards of £350 each are available per annum. The Grant is paid at the beginning of the second stage of the accreditation process and is deducted from the fees due at that point.
PACR Candidates should apply for the Grant to the Scotland Group at the time of submitting their Stage One application to Icon. Grant applications are then assessed by a small panel drawn from the ISG Committee and Observers; all applications are treated confidentially. Successful applicants will then be liable to pay a reduced fee on submission at Stage Two. Successful candidates will be notified within a fortnight of receipt of their application.
Scotland Group Grant applicants should demonstrate that the candidate:
- is a full member of Icon and of the Scotland Group
- is resident and working (or actively seeking work) in Scotland
- is not in receipt of more than 50% funding towards total accreditation costs from their employer or other external funding sources
Grants are awarded twice a year, in April and October.
Next deadline is 3rd October 2022.
For further information, see here.