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.
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”
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.
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The Churches Conservation Foundation makes awards of between £500 and £1000 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.
Deadline for applications: Monday 15th May 2017.
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The trustees of Churches Conservation are pleased to announce the second year of the foundation’s grant award scheme, which will be for young craftspeople with an interest in religious built heritage wanting to travel to increase their expertise and knowledge, ultimately benefitting heritage skills in the UK. Thanks to a generous donation from the foundation’s trustees, up to two awards of between £500 and £1000 will be granted in June to young craftspeople showing the most innovative and enthusiastic approach to learning heritage skills, and with the clearest idea of how their own knowledge and future career in heritage will benefit from the award.
The grant will cover the following:
- Attendance at conferences or seminars
- Study tours
- Short-term internships
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Be under 30 years of age on April 1st 2017
- Be studying for a relevant craft or traditional building skill*, or recently qualified in one
- Have a demonstrable and ongoing commitment to religious built heritage through a track record of relevant volunteering and/or study
- Be prepared to disseminate themselves what they learn through social media and also to provide photographs and a short report to the trustees, which may be published online and in any way by the foundation
Applicants are asked to complete an application form, describing how they meet the criteria, include an outline of their travel plans with a draft travel budget and attach a CV.
The award must be used to support the applicant’s main expenses in direct and demonstrable connection with heritage learning, and be used before January 1st 2018
The deadlines for all applications is Monday 15nd May. Judges will assess the applications and make awards in June.
Applications should be addressed to :-
c/o The Churches Conservation Trust firstname.lastname@example.org
For details of the 2016 travel grant reports see www.churchesconservation.org
*relevant crafts or building skills are those which contribute towards the conservation of a religious heritage building and its contents, such as wall painting conservation, wood carving, stonemasonry, glass work, relevant furniture and decorative skills and others.
The Built Environment Professional Education Project (BEPE) aims to build on the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by helping to generate a shift change in how inclusive design skills are taught in the UK. The aim is that all built environment professionals will receive mandatory, quality teaching about inclusive design so that they can help create inclusive building, places and spaces for future generations. More information about the BEPE project is available here.
CIC is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations for professional services providers in the construction industry. It provides a single voice for professionals in all sectors of the built environment through its collective membership of 500,000 individual professionals and 25,000 firms of construction consultants.
Further information here
The awards are for building conversions that strike that tricky balance between the practicality of their new function and the readability of their old. Projects that demonstrate a viable and sustainable long-term use for buildings at risk are particularly encouraged to apply. There are two award categories: (a) project led by a not-for-profit developer (‘community focussed’) or (b) project led by a private sector owner or developer (‘commercial’) .
Assessment criteria include
- The re-use needs to be appropriate and viable
- New work should be distinguishable from the original without detracting from it
- Weight will given to the survival, re-use or retention of features, and interpretation should be provided if it helps the understanding of the building where the original function is not self-evident
- There should be some evidence of attention to energy efficiency in the conversion
- There should be a future maintenance programme.
The deadline for submissions in 31 May 2017.
More information about the awards, including the assessment criteria and a downloadable application form, can be found here
Two years part-time from October 2017
Full scholarships are available for outstanding students starting in October 2017.
The MSc is a multi-disciplinary and globally-focused course for high-achieving professionals who will provide vision and leadership for sustainable urban futures.
It is specially designed to be taken whilst working, with eight intensive teaching weeks in Oxford and London, and a final dissertation project, all fully supported through our web-based learning environment.
The MSc is delivered in partnership with the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community and is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Scholarship deadline: 20 January 2017
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John Schofield, Secretary of the City of London Archaeological Trust (CoLAT), invites applications for small- to medium-sized grants to support archaeological work and related documentary research in the City and its environs, as in previous years. The grants will be for one year only from 1 April 2017, with a deadline for applications (with required references) of Friday 23 September 2016; CoLAT will meet to decide the grants in early December.
Application forms and guidelines for revised procedures can be found on the CoLAT website, which has been enhanced with examples of recently funded CoLAT research and other information. Guidance can also be obtained from email@example.com.
NHTG-HLF bursary training opportunities: Site-based schemes
The National Heritage Training Group (NHTG) has been awarded £779,200 funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to provide high quality, work-based training and skills development opportunities to equip people for a career in the built heritage sector, with the bursaries organised across the country by regional heritage coordinators.
The National Heritage Training Group’s (NHTG) bursary scheme is all about finding passionate, enthusiastic and dedicated people to be trained to work on England’s traditional buildings. Overall, there will be 30 variable-length educational bursaries offered, working on live heritage sites across England.
Training and live site-based work experience is the largest element of this Project. Opportunities will include:
- 30 variable-length traditional building craft skills bursary placements
- 100 delegates attending a 2 day course to achieve the Level 3 Unit Award in Understanding Repair and Maintenance of Traditional Pre-1919 Buildings
- 10 Heritage Specialist Apprenticeships
- 20 Level 3 NVQ Diplomas in Heritage Skills
- 10 Mentors to train enabling them to pass on their skills and knowledge to develop the abilities of less experienced trades people.
The placements are each of 6 or 12 months, with imminent and differing closing dates, and include:
- a specialist Historic Building Conservation company, 12-month placement with Carrek Ltd based on historic projects in the South West of England.. Application closing date: 27/05/16.
- a Historic Building Conservation company 12-month placement with Oxford Lime Mortar Ltd specialising in lime mortars and associated materials working on historic projects within a 30mile radius of Oxford. Application closing date: 27/05/16.
- a 12 month placement with a specialist Historic Building Conservation company, McCurdy & Co Ltd based on historic projects in the South of England. Application closing date: 20/06/16.
- a 6-month placement to learn Pargeting (lime plaster modelling) and many other built heritage skills, working with Anna Kettle Design, an experienced Pargeter and historic building conservation specialist practitioner. The placement will be based at a 17th Century timber frame farmhouse near Bedford, in the South of England.
Application closing date: 21/06/16
If you are interested to offer a placement with your specialist heritage building company or in undertaking a training placement, for more information about the scheme please contact:
Graham Lee, National Project Manager,
Tel: 07971 655692 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about NHTG Building Traditional Skills Bursary Scheme
The Georgian Group’s Architectural Awards, sponsored by international estate agents Savills and now in their fifteenth year, recognise exemplary conservation and restoration projects in the United Kingdom and reward those who have shown the vision and commitment to restore Georgian buildings and landscapes. Awards are also given for high-quality new buildings in Georgian contexts and in the Classical tradition. The 2016 Awards will be presented by Loyd Grossman, CBE at the RIBA in early November 2016.
Entries for the 2016 awards are now being invited. There is no entry fee. Schemes must be in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man or Channel Islands and must have reached practical completion between 1st January 2016 and 1st August 2016. For the purpose of the Awards, the term ‘Georgian’ embraces the period of classical ascendancy in Britain and is taken to mean 1660–1840. The award categories are: Restoration of a Georgian Country House; Restoration of a Georgian Interior; Restoration of a Georgian Building in an Urban Setting; Reuse of a Georgian Building; Restoration of a Georgian Garden or Landscape; New Building in the Classical Tradition; New Building in a Georgian Context.
The owner’s consent is a condition of entry. Please send a description of your project with a selection of images to email@example.com or to David McKinstry, The Secretary, The Georgian Group, 6 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 5DX by 5pm on Friday 29 July 2016.
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 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.
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
The ATF Training Award recognises and promotes best practice in training or professional development in archaeology. The award aims to recognise excellence in the fields of learning, training and professional development and is open to archaeological organisations, individuals, partnerships and collaborative projects throughout the United Kingdom, whether paid or voluntary. more….
The Museum + Heritage Awards for Excellence 2016 are now open for entries for projects completed between January and December 2015. The awards continue to generate public recognition for the winners and shortlistees, and have been instrumental in helping many to secure funding and support from key stakeholders. Award winners have also enjoyed recognition both locally and further afield as the awards increasingly gain an international profile.