Category Archives: Awards

Student Summer Employment

Heritage Documentation Programs seeks applications from qualified students for 2018 summer employment documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape, and technological significance throughout the country. Duties may involve on-site field work and preparation of measured and interpretive drawings and written historical reports for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collections at the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Projects last 12 weeks, beginning in late May or early June.

Applications are due March 16, 2018.

Positions are open to currently enrolled students carrying at least a half-time course load at an accredited institution. Students must also be enrolled in courses for autumn 2018 in order to be eligible. (Graduating students who will not be attending college in autumn 2018 are not eligible.) IDP credit is available for qualified students who successfully complete the HDP summer program.

Further details here>>

20th Sussex Heritage Trust Awards Launches Sponsored by Harvey’s Brewery

The 2018 Sussex Heritage Trust Awards were launched at the award-winning Depot in Lewes on Tuesday 13th February.

2018 is the 20th anniversary of the Awards scheme, designed to recognise and reward high quality conservation and restoration projects, good design of newly built projects and the use of traditional skills and crafts.

The winners of the 2018 Sussex Heritage Trust Awards will be presented by the President of the Trust, Lord Egremont, on Wednesday 4 July at 12.30pm.
To enter the 2018 Awards please go to or email:

Churches Conservation Foundation’s grant award scheme

The scheme seeks to support young craftspeople with an interest in religious built heritage, who want to travel to increase their expertise and knowledge.  Up to two awards of between £500 and £1,000 will be granted to young craftspeople. The Foundation Trustees are looking for applicants demonstrating 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 can cover attendance at conferences or seminars, study tours and short-term internships.  To be eligible, applicants must:


·         Be under 30 years of age on April 1st 2018

·         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

 Closing date for applications is Friday 26th January 2018.

To find out more and download an application form visit

HGSCEA Emerging Scholar Essay Prize

Applications are now being accepted for the Emerging Scholars Essay Prize from the Historians of German, Scandinavian, and Central European Art and Architecture (HGSCEA), an award of $500 given annually to the author of a distinguished essay published the preceding year on any topic in the history of German, Scandinavian, or Central European art, architecture, design, or visual culture. Submissions, which must be in English and may be from electronic or print publications, must have a publication date of 2017; applicants must be either current Ph.D. students or have earned a PhD in or after 2013 and must be members of HGSCEA at the time of application. (For membership information, see The recipient of the Prize (along with honorable mentions as appropriate) will be chosen by the members of the HGSCEA Board, notified in late January 2018, and publicly announced at the HGSCEA dinner reception during the College Art Association annual conference.
Submissions should include a copy of the publication and a CV and should be sent by electronic attachment to the HGSCEA Secretary, Juliet Koss (, before December 18, 2017.

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.


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.

Further details: LINK

Travel Grant: building heritage skills through travel

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.

Find out more.

TRAVEL GRANT: Building heritage skills through travel

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 :-

The Chairman
Churches Conservation
c/o The Churches Conservation Trust
For details of the 2016 travel grant reports see

*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.

Brick Awards 2017


Welcome to the Brick Awards 2017. The annual Brick Awards celebrates brick in every aspect of design and construction. Recognising the excellence of architects, manufacturers, developers and brickwork contractors, the Brick Awards has established a reputation as one of the industry’s most respected accolades.

Moving into its 41st year in 2017, we encourage everyone who is passionate about improving the built environment to enter their brick projects. With 15 exciting categories from which to choose, there is an opportunity for everyone to showcase their own clay brick pièce de résistance.


Once registered, you will be able to view details of each individual category and their respective entry requirements. We look forward to receiving your entries.


  • Launch date for entries: 9th March 2017
  • Closing date for entries: 9th June 2017
  • Brick Awards 2017 ceremony: 9th November 2017

 For further information about the event click here.

CIC Inclusive Environment 2017 Award opens for entries

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

Best Creative Reuse of an Industrial Building

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

Part-time Master’s Scholarships worth over £34,000

MSc in Sustainable Urban Development

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

Find out more here…

Grants to support archaeological work in the City of London

CoLAT Grants

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

Apply now: NHTG Building Traditional Skills Bursary Scheme

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:

Find out more about NHTG Building Traditional Skills Bursary Scheme

Georgian Group Architectural Awards

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 or to David McKinstry, The Secretary, The Georgian Group, 6 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 5DX by 5pm on Friday 29 July 2016.

Further details….

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….