become a qest donor

Your contribution will specifically fund or part-fund the training of an individual craftsperson (scholar).

You can read about the valuable impact of your support in the QEST magazine – which introduces the latest QEST Scholars and shares news and updates from alumni – and also receive our regular e-newsletters. You will also have opportunities to meet QEST Scholars and learn more about the charity at QEST events.

Did you know? 10 x £1,000 donations = one scholarship for a talented craftsperson

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Benefactor

For £1,000 + a year you will receive:

  • Recognition of your support on QEST’s website and in the QEST magazine
  • Complimentary entry to certain events hosted and attended by QEST, which may include showcases and demonstrations, craft talks and networking events with scholars and fellow supporters*
  • A signed copy of QEST’s book, A Celebration of British Craftsmanship, featuring 100 of our alumni from across the UK, with photographic portraits by Julian Calder and stories by Karen Bennett, and a foreword by QEST’s Patron HRH The Prince of Wales
  • Invitation for two to a craft workshop or studio tour with a QEST Scholar

Donor

For £5,000 + a year you will receive:

  • Two complimentary tickets to the Royal Warrant Holders Association and QEST Annual Luncheon (which takes place in London each June) with a showcase of works by the latest QEST Scholars, and the opportunity to network with 700 guests including fellow donors and supporters
  • (For corporate supporters) A complimentary advert in the QEST magazine
  • Recognition of your support on QEST’s website and in the QEST magazine
  • Promotion of your support on QEST’s social media platforms
  • Complimentary entry to certain events hosted and attended by QEST, which may include showcases and demonstrations, craft talks and networking events with scholars and fellow supporters*
  • A signed copy of QEST’s book, A Celebration of British Craftsmanship, featuring 100 of our alumni from across the UK, with photographic portraits by Julian Calder, stories by Karen Bennett and a foreword by QEST’s Patron HRH The Prince of Wales
  • Invitation for four to a craft workshop or studio tour with a QEST Scholar
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19.03.12 Fundraising Dinner (Rob Chadwick) (53)

Named Donor

For £10,000 + a year your contribution will fund a specific scholar, in your name – known as the ‘QEST (company or individual name) Scholar’. In addition, you will receive:

  • Two complimentary tickets to QEST’s Annual Fundraising Dinner (usually held in the Raphael Gallery at the V&A Musuem), with scholar displays, a sumptuous dinner and live and silent auctions
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Royal Warrant Holders Association and QEST Annual Luncheon (which takes place in London each June) with a showcase of works by the latest QEST Scholars, and the opportunity to network with 700 guests including fellow donors and supporters
  • (For corporate supporters) A complimentary advert in the QEST magazine
  • Recognition of your support on QEST’s website and in the QEST magazine
  • Promotion of your support on QEST’s social media platforms
  • Complimentary entry to events hosted and attended by QEST, which may include showcases and demonstrations, craft talks and networking events with scholars and fellow supporters*
  • Two signed copies of QEST’s book, A Celebration of British Craftsmanship, featuring 100 of our alumni from across the UK, with photographic portraits by Julian Calder, stories by Karen Bennett and a foreword by QEST’s Patron HRH The Prince of Wales
  • A bespoke craft workshop or studio tour with a QEST Scholar

For payment by bank transfer or cheque, please contact Louise Rains on 020 7798 1535 or louise.rains@qest.org.uk

To discuss a bespoke support package, please contact Deborah Pocock on 020 7798 1535 or deborah.pocock@qest.org.uk

*Events decided by QEST, subject to annual event programming and Government Guidelines in response to COVID-19. In previous years, this has included:

Invitations to these QEST events:

  • Christmas drinks reception at QEST’s office in SW1, London
  • Annual lecture (in 2019 this was held at the V&A Museum with QEST Ambassador Dr Jonathan Foyle)
  • Talk, showcase and reception during London Craft Week
  • Regional talks and seminars

General entry tickets to these events which QEST participated in:

  • Collect, the international craft fair at Somerset House, London
  • Royal Windsor Horse Show, with QEST Scholars showcasing & demonstrating in the Royal Warrant Holders Association Pavilion