Community Engagement

As part of the Plaisterers’ Company commitment to community engagement, training and life-long learning in the local area, educational establishments and the associated plastering trade, we are able to support not-for-profit organisations and individuals either in kind or with financial support in the form of grants and bursaries.

Bursary values are up to £500 per applicant, however, larger sums may be awarded in individual cases if merited. The beneficiaries will probably be students currently undergoing training in the sector but may also be established practitioners who wish to enhance their knowledge or experience.

Typically, applications might be for travel expenses to support a course of learning abroad; fees for existing courses where no other support is available; wage subsidy to enable a student to pursue extra curricular skills; funding to a mentor to support achievement of advanced qualifications or costs towards enhanced disabled access to training.

The Industry Committee will give consideration to any application that supports and maintains the quality and diversity of plastering and drylining skills in the UK.

You can download and complete and application by clicking here download and print the PDF.

Eligibility – Applicants must have been resident in the UK for at least two years. They must have at least two years’ work experience ideally in the plastering and drylining sector.

‘Inspiring Organists’, St Paul’s Church of England Primary School, Whitechapel and the Voces8 Foundation are three of the Charities supported by The Plaisterers’ Charity where the it has continued to be able ‘to make a real difference’ in support of the education and training of children and young people during the COVID-19 crisis.


Tom Daggett OBE, the Organ Outreach Fellow at St Paul’s Cathedral and the Co-ordinator of this programme, reports that:

“Along with Jem Stephens we are continuing to work with ‘Inspiring Organists’, via Zoom video conference concentrating on theory and extended repertoire using video and sound recordings.


Ann Wright, the Director of Education at the VOCES8 Foundation, reports that:

“Voces8 Foundation are also continuing with various educational initiatives online and the Charity has been pleased to provide some support for the self-employed members of Voces8, whose singing engagements have been cancelled during the current COVID-19 crisis, which has affected their income.”