Clore Leadership offers a range of bursaries for its courses as part of our commitment to equality and diversity in cultural leadership. We are grateful for the support of a range of funders whose resources underpin both specialist bursaries and those that support our commitment to enhancing equality and diversity in cultural leadership.
Bursary places are highly competitive – please ensure you clearly outline in your application how you meet each criteria and demonstrate a strong case for support. All bursaries cover fees only and do not cover the costs of travel to and from the venue. Our bursaries can be applied to both Leadership Pulse and Emerging Leaders courses, unless otherwise stated.
- Caring Support Bursary
This fund is for candidates with caring responsibilities who would incur additional costs by attending a residential programme. This includes, but is not limited to, caring for children or elderly parents. If you are awarded a bursary, you will be required to provide proof of need. Up to £375 per week is available and up to five awards are can be offered per course.
- D/deaf and Disabled Leaders' Bursary
We actively encourage applications from D/deaf disabled* and neurodivergent arts and cultural leaders as they are under-represented in leadership roles in the cultural sector in the UK. The bursary will cover the entire course fee.
*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. Sharing that you are disabled will not be used in any way in judging the quality of your application.
- Ethnic Diversity Bursary
We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse arts and cultural leaders as they are under-represented in leadership roles in the cultural sector in the UK. Three awards are available per course for Black, Asian and ethnically diverse applicants living and working in England. The bursary will cover the entire course fee.
- Funding for applicants based in Scotland
Individuals based in Scotland who are looking for funding to undertake any Clore Leadership 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.