Language grants are available to Jewish heritage professionals for online courses in Hebrew or any Jewish language.

This opportunity is open to professionals working in a Jewish heritage institution (eg. museum, library, archive, NGO, etc.) to enable them to take an online course in a Jewish language (e.g. Yiddish, Judeo-Spanish) that can help them grow professionally.

Grants of up to £2000 are available to cover tuition.

Before beginning your application, please read the Application Guidance below or download it as a PDF.

You can also download a sample application form and a step-by-step ‘Guidance to submitting an application online’.

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Application Guidance

Level of Funding

Grants of up to £2000 are available to cover tuition.

We do not fund retroactively and funds will not be given for training/learning opportunities that have already taken place or are scheduled to happen while the application for funding is being considered.

Eligibility Criteria

Funds will be awarded to Jewish heritage professionals who:

  • Work professionally in Jewish heritage organizations of all types, including (but not limited to) museums, archives, libraries, NGOs.
    • the work may be part-time but should be at least 16 hours per week.
  • Are based in a European country
  • Have at least 6 months of experience working professionally in the field of Jewish heritage

Conditions of Funding

  • The course must be administered by an institution, whether university, community centre or language school
  • A certificate of attendance must be made available on completion of the course
  • Grants will be paid directly to the language school upon receipt of an invoice, or as reimbursement upon presentation of a payment receipt

Application Procedure

Applications can only be submitted via our online application process. We do not accept applications by mail or email.

Please use the Apply Now button at the bottom of the grant category page to begin your application.

The first time you log in, you will need to create an account with an email and a password. Please keep a note of your login information as you will need it to access your application form on future visits.

Once you have set up your online account you will be taken directly to the application form.

When completing the application form, make sure to switch your web browser language settings to English if necessary.

Timeline for notification

You should expect notification via email letting you know whether your application has been successful or unsuccessful.

If your application is approved, you will receive an official Grant Offer Letter together with an Award Agreement which you will need to e-sign and return with the necessary supporting documentation.

Please add the following emails to your contacts/safe senders list to ensure you receive all our communications regarding your application and grant notification:;; 

Yesod Professional Development Fund

If you work professionally in a Jewish organization, including (but not limited to) youth organizations, Jewish Community Centres (JCCs), synagogues, welfare and cultural organizations and are interested in learning Hebrew or other Jewish skills and knowledge for your work, you might be eligible to apply to Yesod’s Professional Development Fund.

Application Queries

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information or advice as you prepare your application.

For Archive & Libraries Professionals, please contact: Rebecca Singer (

For Museum Professionals, please contact: Brigitte Sion (

For any other information including technical support please contact

application deadline

Applications for this grant are open at different times of the year. You can find the submission deadlines here.