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There is currently a national shortage of tradespeople with the appropriate skills to work on traditional solid walled properties. We want to encourage tradespeople and construction professionals to learn new skills so that this skills shortage can be reduced. We understand that the time and cost to attend training can often put trades off, so we offer subsidised training places to those people currently working in construction.

carringtonLIME Trade Bursary

To be eligible for a trade bursary you need to fall into the one of the following categories:

  • Full time student/apprentice who is studying for a trade

  • Sole trader currently working in the construction industry - Non-VAT registered

  • Currently employed in the construction industry

We want to promote diversity in the heritage construction industry, so we encourage applications from minority groups, women and those with disabilities. If you would like to discuss your eligibility, please contact Kate on

All applicants must provide a covering letter which demonstrates that they are:

  • Looking to gain the skills to work in the Heritage Industry

  • Have an interest in traditional and natural building techniques

You must also be a full time UK resident.

What courses can I apply for?

Your bursary can be used to attend any carringtonLIME organised course, subject to places being available. Any additional top up fee will need to be paid prior to the course date.

Can I apply for more than one bursary?

Once your eligibility is confirmed, you will be able to claim a discount on as many courses as you wish. There are however a limited number of places on each course so we recommend booking early.

Am I guaranteed to get a bursary if I meet the criteria?

We try to say yes to as many people as possible but our bursary pot is limited so it is a first come first served basis. Once the bursary pot is empty, applications will close.  Each application will be assessed so we ask for a covering letter explaining why you feel you should receive the bursary and how you will use your new skill.

How do I apply?

Download and complete the form below. Send it along with a covering letter to Your covering letter should clearly show how you will use your new skills and why you feel you are eligible for a bursary.


carringtonLIME Professional Bursary

Practical learning can elevate your understanding of lime and add value to the professional advice you offer your clients.

We offer all Professionals (Architects, Surveyors, Conservation Officers) a 20% discount on our practical courses (excludes Professional Heritage Plastering Programme and Accredited Courses).

To receive your discount, email Kate at

CITB Training Grants

If you are a CITB Member you will be able to access training grants. Many of our short courses as well our

NVQs meet the grant requirements. Please contact us to find out more.


Our Funders

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