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The National Traction Engine Trust encourages and supports road steam by offering financial assistance and bursaries (maximum £500) for those who would like to improve their knowledge and skills in order that they can help and take part in maintaining Steam on the Road.

The following list of skills is not exhaustive and any application will be considered which shows that it informs and educates about road steam as described in the NTET mission statement: Preserving our Heritage with Steam on the Road.

  • Boiler maintenance
  • Boiler management
  • Boiler inspection
  • Sign writing
  • Welding
  • Fabrication
  • Lathe and millwork
  • Hand metalwork skills
  • Pattern making


Look in the heritage journals and prospectuses of colleges and schools for suitable courses. Approach people who already have a skill you are interested in to see if they would be willing to share their knowledge – then fill out the application form with all the details.

Please click the link below to download the application form:
Applications should be received by 31st July of each year.

Bursary Application Form