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The Marsh Christian Trust

The Marsh Christian Trust was established in 1981 and has two main areas of work; grant-making and the Marsh Awards.

The MCT is a grant-making body which also runs an Awards Scheme of some 75 Awards in partnership with organisations across the fields of Heritage, the Arts, Social Welfare and Environmental Conservation. The Awards recognise those who voluntarily or professionally go above and beyond to make a difference to a cause that they believe in. The IHBC sees itself as a key partner in this endeavour for the current (and possible future) awards.

Grants

The Trust provides grants to registered charities working in the fields of social welfare, literature arts and heritage, environmental and animal welfare, healthcare and medical research, education and training and a small number overseas.

For further information and to check whether your organisation is eligible, please go to “Grants”

Awards

The Trust runs a portfolio of Awards with a number of internationally and nationally recognised organisations such as Barnardos, the British Museum and the Zoological Society of London. The Awards seek to recognise unsung heroes who all aim to improve the world we live in. Recipients of Marsh Awards range from scientists working in conservation biology and ecology, to authors and sculptors from the arts world, and those who give their time unselfishly to work with the young, the elderly, people with mental health issues and for our heritage.

Further details: LINK

​I​nternship opportunity with The Heritage Alliance

An opportunity has arisen for a two week internship opportunity to review and update the soon to be re-launched Heritage Funding Directory for the Alliance. This is a great opportunity to review all the new sources of funding for the sector. This would particularly suit a graduate or Masters student looking for experience in working in the heritage sector. The project could be completed in one block of two weeks or over a 10 week period, working one day per week at our office in Westminster. We are preferably looking for someone to start as soon as possible or in January. For enquiries, please contact mark.webb@theheritagealliance.org.uk

Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation Areas locally

IHBC CV SCT WCT logosCelebrating 50 years of Conservation Areas
IHBC-funded local support valued up to £2,500

The funds have now all been allocated but if you wish to be placed on a waiting list for any funds that become available due to not being claimed please complete the form linked below.

Including a prize of one free place at the IHBC’s Annual School, worth up to
c.£500 for the proposal judged most impressive by the award partners.

TO BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST COMPLETE THE ONLINE FORM

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Archaeology and Heritage Management

With access to the Greater Manchester Historic Environment Record database, with more than 17,000 entries, the Historic Landscape Characterisation database for the Manchester city region (with more an 40,000 centuries) and over 2000 specialist developer-funded archaeological reports the Centre has a rich resource for Post Graduate students researching archaeology in the planning process. Centre staff have more than 30 years of experience in archaeology in the planning process and have particular expertise in the archaeology of the Mesolithic, Roman, Post-Medieval and Industrial periods. We would welcome research proposals that explore the databases available, as well as the period material but in particular would welcome proposals on the following topics:

  • The practice of heritage management and archaeology
  • The value of planning archaeology to the public, academia and industry
  • Thematic or period studies of sites and material culture

for this and other research opportunities see the University of Salford website

Avenue House Estate Trust: Chair

The Trust is a registered charity that manages Avenue House and its Gardens, the former home of the ink magnate Henry Stephens, for the benefit of the people of Finchley. The House trades as an events venue, whilst the 10 acres of landscaped gardens are freely available for public use, providing a vital leisure facility for local residents. The Trust has a turnover of some £0.5 million per annum, and is in the final stages of delivering a £3million improvement to the gardens, funded mainly form the HLF and the Big Lottery. The Trust is looking to develop and deliver a major refurbishment of the House, whilst developing its activities therein to ensure its ongoing financial stability.

The present Chair’s term of office ends in late 2017, by when he wishes to retire. The Trust is therefore seeking a successor to take over at a mutually agreeable date.

For more information please visit www.stephenshouseandgardens.com. To discuss the role, and obtain a briefing pack, please contact Andy Savage on chairman@stephenshouseandgardens.com

Birmingham Conservation Trust: Trustees

Birmingham Conservation Trust is recruiting several new trustees to join its Board and lead the Trust into the next three to six years of its strategic programme.

Amongst the trustee roles, the Trust is seeking a treasurer, a chair of the management committee of the multiple-award winning Coffin Works museum, and trustees with fundraising experience. For those with the right qualities, this is an extraordinary opportunity to shape the direction of the trust and build the support and partnerships needed to secure sustainable and imaginative new futures for Birmingham’s endangered historic buildings.

For more information, and to receive a briefing pack, please contact Simon Buteux on
simon@birminghamconservationtrust.org or 0121 2334785 / 07973 498013.

Closing date for applications: 15 July 2016.

The Building Awards

The 2016 UK Construction Building Awards are now open for entries, with 21 categories including refurbishment project of the year, woman of the year, contractor of the year and consultant of the year (closing date for entries is 17 June). more….

 

The Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary

The Ecclesiastical Insurance bursary will provide up to £20,000 for a future MSc Sustainable Heritage student to cover fees and a stipend. If you would like more information please visit our website or contact the Course Director Kalliopi.fouseki@ucl.ac.uk . The closing date is Monday 25th July 2016, however students will need to have applied to the programme and have received an offer, so are advised to get in touch as soon as possible.

UCL Masters Scholarships

The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment, offers 20 scholarships for MSc, MRes, MA and MArch students, each worth £5,000, to be used as partial fee remittance for study.

The deadline for receipt of all scholarship applications is 16.00 (UK time) on Friday 20 May 2016. All applicants will be informed of the outcome by email in early August 2016.

All postgraduate students, including continuing students, can be considered for this scholarship, regardless of study mode or fee status. more…

Travel Grant: building heritage skills through travel

This grant award scheme is for young craftspeople with an interest in religious heritageconservation wanting to travelto increase their expertise and knowledge, ultimately benefitting heritage skills in the UK.

Up to two awards of between £500 and £1000 will be granted in June each year to young craftspeople showing the most innovative and enthusiastic approach to learning heritage skills, and those with the clearest idea of how the development of their knowledge and future career in heritage will benefit from the award. more….

Calling for Britain’s Best Brick Projects for 2016 Brick Awards

The Brick Development Association (BDA) is delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the 2016 Brick Awards.

The awards celebrate their 40th anniversary this year, a highly symbolic landmark for inspirational architecture. The awards are designed to showcase skilled and praiseworthy use of brick in the UK construction sector, and are open to architects, designers, building owners, brick manufacturers, developers, housebuilders and contractors.

For the chance to be included in this year’s competition enter online via the BDA website, click here or contact the BDA on 0207 323 7030 and an entry form will be sent out.

The British Institute at Ankara

As part of its commitment to supporting young scholars and early career academics, the BIAA provides a number of different grants and awards:

Eligibility criteria for institute research funding can be found here

Manchester Metropolitan University PhD Scholarship

Manchester Metropolitan University is inviting applications for a PhD scholarship that is HER related.

The scholarship is for ‘Threats to UK Heritage: Assessing the impact of cuts on heritage advice services and the protection of the historic environment’. The project will aim to examine the level of cuts to County Archaeologists and HERs and assess the quality of heritage protection as a result.

Full details of the scholarship

 

Please note one of the criteria for applicants is ‘have experience working with Historic Environment Records and of liaising with local heritage advisory services’.

 

If you want to find out more or are thinking of applying contact Dr Ben Edwards, b.edwards@mmu.ac.uk .

 

Deadline for applications is 9am, 21st March.

Martin Weaver Student Scholarship

The Martin Weaver Student Scholarship promotes the advancement of young professionals in the early stages of their careers in Historic Preservation/Conservation. The scholarship is intended to assist in the growth of these young professionals in their field of study and supports current and innovative research as well as foreign travel. The Weaver Scholar’s Research is publicized through the APT website, APT Communiqué, and, if applicable, the APT Bulletin. more….

The Prince’s Foundation’s Building Craft Apprenticeship

The Prince’s Foundation’s Building Craft Apprenticeship is designed for craftspeople looking to bridge the gap between basic qualifications and becoming a master craftsperson working within the heritage sector. Students build practical experience in traditional building crafts, with the opportunity to gain a Heritage Skills NVQ Level 3. Hear what it’s like from programme alumnus, Ben Collyns.  http://bit.ly/1QhaCBz