The Awards Scheme

One of the primary aims of the Company is the promotion of education, arts, science and technology and, in particular, the promotion of skills and associated professional activities in Wales. The Company achieves this aim by making Awards to the young people of Wales and the following is a summary of the Awards currently provided for by the Company. To find out more about any Company Award please email to the Awards Secretary at: awards@liverycompanywales.cymru.

The OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is given to mark the Company’s recognition of a Welsh person who has achieved pre-eminence in his or her sphere.

The ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is intended to encourage and recognise a Welsh person who is mid-career and has already achieved rather more than their peers but will probably rise to greater heights in due course.

The GOLD DEVELOPMENT AWARD is an award of £5,000 given to a Welsh person, generally under the age of 30, of demonstrated ability who presents a proposal which will permit development of his or her career or business.  

The SILVER JUBILEE DEVELOPMENT AWARD is to enable an outstanding young person, who has graduated from an academic institution or qualified with a professional body, to further their academic or professional development by undertaking an innovative project or participating in a high level course or conference, preferably with an international element.Applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment to Wales.


The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales has announced that for 2021-2022 the topic for this Award of £2,500, is Fine Arts. Applications for this Award are now invited and the closing date is 31 January 2022.

Objective of the Award: To enable an outstanding young person with a commitment to Wales, who has graduated from an academic institution, or qualified with a professional body, to further their academic or professional development by undertaking an innovative self- contained project which will help them build their career in some form of Fine Arts as defined below.

Age Range: Young person aged 21 – 25 with possible extension to 30 if the candidate is a postgraduate student. Candidates will be expected also to have shown a commitment to Wales.

Subject Area: Fine Arts Projects to be in one of the following categories only:

  • Painting/drawing of all styles.

  • Printmaking – including graphic design.

  • Sculpture – May include studies relating to working with stone, plaster, wood, ceramics, glassware, silver or other metal work.

Categories excluded are: photography, film making, drama, dance, poetry, drama and music.

The Award: The Award may not be used to support academic course fees, but may be used to travel to a recognised academic centre to study a particular art process/technique/produce a portfolio of work about a specific topic that applicants would need to further their professional development.

The Award, which has a value of £2,500, is to be spent before the end of 2022, in furtherance of the objectives outlined above on a project which is to be detailed as requested on the application form. In addition, the winner of the Award will receive a Prestigious Award Certificate and an invitation to a significant Livery Company event. Recipients of the Award will also be required to provide a report detailing the use to which the Award funds have been put and the benefits which have resulted to the furtherance of their academic or professional development.


Further information may be obtained from and completed forms should be sent to:
Christopher F Dale MIH The Secretary of the Award Committee
Worshipful Livery Company of Wales
8 The Cloisters,
Rhos on Sea,
Colwyn Bay
LL28 4PW


TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS are principally aimed at graduate and post-graduate students to enable them to further their careers and to develop their talents by undertaking a project or further study abroad.

These Awards recognise and encourage skills traditionally associated with Livery Companies and assist apprentices in their chosen vocation.

A small number of bursaries have been established with specific colleges across Wales and are designed to help students of ability with financial help to progress to further or higher education.

The Schools Awards are made to a number of selected schools on a rolling programme to support and encourage pupils who have both the ability and ambition to continue with their education, usually at a higher level.

Company awards in North Wales (North of a line roughly drawn eastward from Aberystwyth) mirror in types those from the rest of Wales, namely awards to students from schools, colleges and universities, covering the arts, science and technology. Awards are also made to apprentices and to the armed services and cadets.

The SILVER JUBILEE FUND AWARDS are the product of a special fund set up to mark the Company’s Silver Jubilee.  A selection of awards of varying sums will be made favouring particularly the fine arts, architecture, international relations, language studies, and the law.

OTHER COMPANY AWARDS are made to fulfil the Company’s aim of nurturing Welsh talent and to acknowledge the Company’s links with affiliated organisations.