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.

Since September 2014 Clore Leadership has offered bursaries for its Courses, confirming its commitment to equality and diversity in cultural leadership. 
These bursaries are open to applicants who are resident in the UK unless otherwise specified. 

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 
  • 5 awards per Course 
  • Up to £375 per week 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:

  • Intended for artists and independent practitioners
  • One award per Course
  • 50% reduction to Course fee

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
Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people, are currently heavily underrepresented in leadership roles in the cultural sector in the UK. We welcome and encourage BAME candidates to apply for Clore Leadership Pulse and are therefore offering a 50% reduction to the course fee for successful BAME applicants currently living and working in England.

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 Leadership.

Wellcome Trust Bursary
The Wellcome Trust supports a number of places on Clore Courses for leaders working within Arts in Health. Applicants must be working in the UK or Republic of Ireland and should have some track record of engaging the public with science, health or wellbeing.

Applicants working in Wales, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland pay £950 + VAT with the bursary covering the rest of the course fee.

One award is available per course.

Heritage Lottery Fund
A bursary funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund is available for heritage sector professionals in the United Kingdom to attend Leadership Pulse. Successful applicants paying £950 + VAT with the balance of the course fee being covered by the bursary. To apply simply complete the online application form and state which bursary you are applying for.

Funding for applicants based in Scotland
Creative Scotland is the national organisation supporting the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland – providing funding as well as a broader influencing, advocacy and development role.

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.