Leadership Pulse Bursaries

What do we mean by disability?

The Equality Act 2010 defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

Clore Leadership offers a range of bursaries for its Courses, confirming its commitment to equality and diversity in cultural leadership.

The Caring Support Fund: 

Intended for candidates with caring responsibilities, and who would incur additional costs by attending a residential programme. This includes but is not limited to caring for children or elderly parents There are five awards available on each course. Up to £375 per week is available for candidates with caring responsibilities, who incur additional costs while away from home. To apply for an award you must upload a budget setting out estimated costs. The budget can be uploaded within the course application form. In taking decisions on who will be awarded caring bursaries, Clore Leadership will take into account: 

  • The overall quality of the application 
  • Evidence of need which indicates that you might have difficulty in meeting costs incurred 

The Independent Artist/Practitioner Award:

We encourage applications from artists and independent practitioners currently living and working in England. One award is available per course. The successful candidate pays only 50% of their fee + VAT. To apply you simply tick the appropriate box within the application form and explain why you are a worthwhile candidate for the award.

BAME Leaders Award
We welcome and encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people who are currently heavily underrepresented in leadership roles in the cultural sector in the UK. Three awards are available per course for BAME applicants living and working in England. The successful candidates pay only 50% of their fee + VAT.

Disabled Leaders Bursary
We actively encourage applications from disabled leaders as they are underrepresented in our Courses and the cultural sector at large. As our recent Scoping Survey indicated, cost is a key barrier to disabled people accessing leadership training, therefore the Clore Leadership Programme will waive the course fee for Disabled leaders from England who successfully secure a place on the Short Course or Emerging Leaders Course.  Successful participants will only be required to cover their travel to and from the course.  

Music Education Hub Bursaries

We  actively encourage applications from leaders working within Music Education Hubs in England, as they are currently under-represented on our courses.  Clore Leadership will waive the course fee for employees of Music Education Hubs in England who successfully secure a place on Clore Pulse. There is one award available per course.

The Linbury Trust Bursary

A bursary funded by The Linbury Trust is available for a former dancer to attend the Clore Leadership Pulse Course. Applicants must be committed to developing their career as a cultural leader and be working in the UK. The bursary will cover the entire course fee.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund Bursary

A bursary funded by The National Heritage Lottery Fund is available for heritage sector professionals in the United Kingdom to attend our Courses. One place is available on Leadership Pulse with one successful candidate paying £900 + VAT with the balance of the course fee being covered by the bursary.

Heritage Bursaries supported by Historic England

Bursaries are available for heritage sector professionals in England supported by Historic England. Historic England is particularly keen to support applications from people with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic heritage and disabled people working in heritage in recognition of the underrepresentation of these groups in the sector and especially in leadership positions. Historic England will also prioritise applications from smaller organisations in the sector that have limited access to training opportunities. One place is available on Leadership Pulse with the successful applicant paying £500 + VAT with the balance of the course fee being covered by the bursary.

Wellcome Trust Bursary for leaders working in Wales, Scotland and Republic of Ireland

The Wellcome Trust supports places on our courses for leaders working within Arts in Health.  Applicants working in Wales, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland with a track record of engaging the public with science, health or wellbeing pay £950 + VAT with the bursary covering the rest of the fee. 

Funding for applicants based in Scotland  

Individuals based in Scotland who are looking for funding to undertake any Clore training courses can consider making an application to Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund. Applicants will need to meet the criteria for the fund, and will be required to submit their application with enough lead time to enable Creative Scotland to make a full assessment before their course begins (which generally means at least 8 weeks in advance). Please note that the Open Project Fund is highly competitive, and funding is not guaranteed – any application will be assessed against the key criteria.

Funding for applicants based in Wales

Arts Council of Wales invites successful applicants to Clore courses to apply to their Training and Development fund in support of course costs. Please be aware that applications for this fund have a six week turnaround.