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Edward Marshall Trust

The Edward Marshall Trust was set up to promote the cutting edge of contemporary craft and design. The biennial awards are normally given towards the funding of progressive design for functional items, particularly furnishings. The scale of the project is of less importance than the ingenuity and quality of the idea.
While each Award is unique, funding available is generally up to £50,000. In many cases this is used as ‘seed corn’ by the recipients and releases further funding from other bodies (matched funding). Additionally, recipients receive ‘in kind’ benefits in the form of mentoring by experts, professional photography of the finished project, publicity, etc.

Competitions will be announced on our web-site and in the design press. If you are looking for funding for a project which you think may interest the Trust please contact us.  Projects must be accessible to the public. We are not able to directly assist individuals in business.

Further Opportunities

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