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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. 


  • One conference bursary award of a maximum of £500 to cover travel to, attendance at and accommodation for an appropriate conference*. Awards can also be used to attend virtual conferences. This award will open in 2022. 
  • 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). This award will open in 2022. 

The call for applications for cpd25 awards 2021-22 is now open.

We’re now accepting applications for the cpd25 training awards for one and two days of cpd25 training. The awards are valid for one year and details of eligibility and how you redeem the award can be found in the terms and conditions.

To apply please complete the application form and send it to by 5 pm on 8th November 2021. 

cpd25 training application form

Terms and conditions 2021-22

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.