The David Peacock Trust


We are a small registered charity (number 1080160) established in 2000 in memory of David Peacock,
an industrial designer who became Chairman of a UK-based manufacturing and service group that achieved international success under his leadership.

Our objective is to support the advancement of education in the field of industrial product design in Britain.

We have chosen to focus on supporting postgraduate students on selected UK courses.

Applicants must have a confirmed place on an approved course and should have exhausted all other significant sources of funding. Application forms are circulated in May or June to Course Leaders.

The Trust has allocated funds to support a limited number of postgraduate students each year, primarily by providing Bursaries in the form of a one-off grant towards tuition fees. When funds allow we may also make additional discretionary grants. We expect to be able to provide total funding of up to £10,000 each year to support up to 10 grants or awards of between £1000 and £3000.

We work with Course Directors or Leaders who support worthy applicants. Students in need who have received a firm offer of a place on an approved course are encouraged to apply to us as early as possible. Applications are processed by the Trust as they arrive. Short-listed applicants are required to attend an interview (usually in August or September).

Bursaries will be paid directly to institutions after receipt of an invoice for part of the recipient’s tuition fees. We support successful applicants on courses of up to two academic years, with staged payments if fees are spread across more than one term.

You can contact the Trust directly by e-mail to > webcontact

Please state the course title, Course Director and institution where you have been offered a place.

How our Bursary scheme works