Fundraising is Crucial to Enable
The Work of Qest to Continue

There are many ways to support and become a part of the QEST family; whether through donation, collaboration, or commission, for example. Long term relationships/partnerships with our donors and supporters are extremely important to us, providing platforms for mutual benefit; as is our relationship with our QEST alumni, with whom we are actively engaged.

For more information about the different ways to support QEST please email or call 020 7798 1535


Support Scholars:

Any donation, big or small, makes a difference and helps us continue to support excellence in British craftsmanship, by nurturing the next generation of master craftspeople.

For donations of up to £10,000, monies go into our general restricted funds to support craftspeople.

A single donation of £10,000 would provide you with a named scholar, e.g. the QEST Johnnie Walker Scholar, or up to £18,000 for a named apprentice (typically £6,000 per year for up to 3 years).  This individual would henceforth always be known as the QEST Johnnie Walker Scholar or Apprentice – acknowledged on our website, social media and the bi-annual magazine, distributed to all Royal Warrant holders, the Royal Households and QEST’s network of supporters/donors.


In addition to the annual fundraising dinner, QEST hosts a variety of events throughout the year, some of which are open to the public and promoted through our website and social media. If you would be interested in sponsoring an event, please get in touch. For more information about past events, visit our gallery.


Special Edition Products:

Companies who share QEST’s commitment to excellence in British craftsmanship have previously worked with us to create special edition products. A portion of proceeds are donated to QEST to support the training and education of craftspeople. Browse the current range of special edition products in our shop.


To donate by bank transfer or cheque, download our donation form or make an online donation via JustGiving page.


By choosing to leave a donation, or a percentage of a residuary estate, to QEST in your will, you can support the future of the British craft industry for years to come.

American Supporters:

American taxpayers may make a tax-efficient donation to QEST though CAF America, online by searching ‘Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust’ in the organization search, or by completing the CAF America donation form

European Supporters:

European taxpayers may make a tax-efficient donation to QEST by contacting the partner foundation of Transnational Giving Europe in their country of residence.