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Staff Development Awards

To further the charitable work of the Consortium, the Trustees have an annual awards scheme for staff of Member libraries. 


  • Three conference bursary awards of a maximum of £500 each to cover travel to, attendance at and accommodation for an appropriate conference*. Awards can also be used to attend virtual conferences.
  • One award of attendance at the equivalent of two full days of cpd25 training. 
  • One award of attendance at the equivalent of one full day of cpd25 training. 
  • Free attendance at the M25 Consortium Conference (one place available). 

2020-21 Call for applications 

The call for applications for 2020-21 is now closed.

Terms and conditions

Any questions should be addressed to the Executive Manager.

*e.g. IFLA, Liber, or other librarianship or information profession conference 

Future opportunities: 

Please keep an eye on our website and our mailing list for future Staff Development Award opportunities in 2021-22. 

Please note, due to Covid-19 the period in which the 2019-20 awards can be used has been extended to 31 July 2021. If you received an award in 2019-20 and have any questions please contact the Executive Manager.