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 email@example.com
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 2334785 / 07973 498013.
Closing date for applications: 15 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 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.email@example.com . 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.
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…
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….
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Deadline for applications is 9am, 21st March.
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 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
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 Rathgen Heritage Science Scholarship enables young professionals to undertake a project at the laboratory within 1-3 month duration. The topic is proposed by the applicant. Successful applicants will receive a scholarship for PostGraduate Scholarship of EUR 900 month and Post-doc Scholarship EUR 1200 per month. more….
A number of travel bursaries for £25 per person (or £50 if your journey is over 200 miles) are also available to community groups on application.
The event will feature presentations, case studies, Q&A sessions, group discussions on creative and funding options for your projects.
- Gavin Richards from Architectural Heritage Fund on financial and technical support available from the organisation
- Thomas Newman from Business in the Community on working with the private sector
- Richard Woods, Associate at Purcell architects on creative options for the re-use of historic buildings and community engagement
- Jonathan Schifferes, Associate Director at the RSA on the Heritage Index and the link between heritage and place identity.
We’re looking for a few more trustees to join our small, but dedicated volunteer Tithe Barn Trust team. Amongst us we already have Heritage Management, Agricultural, Community Liaison and Financial experience. However, we also need an Architect, Historic Building Surveyor and Project Manager. We’re a not for profit volunteer group aiming to save and sympathetically restore the 16th Century Grade II listed Tithe Barn, in Landbeach, for community use. We have begun the process to become a registered charity. Our vision is to: Work for a vibrant, diverse and sustainable future of the Tithe Barn and its surroundings to safeguard their unique heritage features for the benefit and enjoyment of local people.
Email email@example.com or phone James, our Chair, on 07958 389713.