June Baker Trust Grants

About the June Baker Trust

The Trust was established nearly 30 years ago to commemorate the life of a quirky, stylish, inspirational individual, an eclectic collector who displayed her treasures with flair and repaired them with skill. When she died her friends got together with her son to establish the Trust, which today is overseen by nine Trustees who meet twice a year – some conservators, some not, and some who knew June. You can find out more about June Baker in this blog post.

What we do

The June Baker Trust was set up to promote and encourage the development and study of the arts and sciences of restoration and conservation of historical or artistic artefacts in Scotland.   Over the years, it has given grants totalling over £30,000 to more than 115 individuals of all ages and many nationalities, living, studying or working in Scotland.

About our grants

We currently have two grant schemes. To be eligible you have to be a conservator and able to demonstrate a connection to Scotland through work, birth, living, education or other means.

Grants for Conservators

Our long-standing permanent programme awarding grants of around £300 each to help conservators at all career stages to attend conferences, workshops and short courses, take study tours, improve workshops and purchase tools, books and materials.

Deadline: 31st May each year.

Grants for Conservators application form

Grants for emerging conservators

A finite programme set up in 2014 with external funding specifically to help recently-qualified conservators. It awards grants of up to £1000 each to support those within 3 years of qualifying to undertake learning activities which help them establish a career path. 2018 will be the final year of this scheme.

Deadline:  31st January 2018.

Grants for Emerging Conservators application form

Grants for Emerging Conservators guidance document

Please e-mail a completed application as an attachment and in time for the relevant deadline to: junebakertrust@gmail.com

Some past beneficiaries of The June Baker Trust’s Grants for Emerging Conservators: