Monthly Archives: May 2013

Prince’s Foundation – Building Skill in Craft

Our Building Skill in Craft Workers programme helps craftspeople develop their skills and understand how they fit into broader planning, design and building contexts.

Whilst all of our Craft apprentices have unique talent, every year we offer special recognition in the Hancocks Medal to the Apprentice who is judged to have excelled in technique and skill.

Successful applicants will be rewarded with an eight-month programme of courses and work placements, during which they will be given the opportunity to develop their craftsmanship and use their skills in a broad, holistic building context alongside other building professionals.

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National Trust

Building Skills Apprenticeships
To tackle the shortage of building skills within the heritage sector, we have created a major new Apprenticeship Scheme. Across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, we want to recruit apprentices and trainees to join us in the conservation, repair and maintenance of some of our most prized places. The scheme, aimed primarily at 16–19 year olds but open to all, offers training in skills such as stone masonry, carpentry, joinery, lead work, plumbing, and painting/decorating.

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Traditional Building Skills Bursary Scheme

A partnership between English Heritage, The National Trust, Cadw, CITB-ConstructionSkills, National Heritage Training Group, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

An innovative, flexible and inclusive work-based training scheme to help displaced apprentices complete their apprenticeships, gain a vocational qualification, and develop their building skills to work on older buildings.

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North Pennines – The Pendlebury Award

The Pendlebury Award is named after Bob Pendlebury OBE, a man who not only loved exploring the wilds of the North Pennines but one who also worked tirelessly to look after and promote its unique and stunning landscape.

The award will go to somebody who has made a significant contribution to looking after and protecting the area’s natural beauty, from its flora and fauna through to its geology and heritage. Or to someone who acts as a champion for the North Pennines, to either their local community or to visitors.

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The British School at Rome

Rome Prize
The prestigious Rome Prize in Architecture is an exciting opportunity for a young architect to spend three or six months in Rome, and be a member of a vibrant residential community of architects, artists and researchers. It provides an extraordinary opportunity to study the contemporary architecture of Rome, as well as its historic context..

Giles Worsley Travel Fellowship
Giles Worsley, the distinguished architectural historian and critic, died of cancer in 2006 at the age of 44. He was an enthusiastic visitor to Italy and a great believer in the importance of Italian architecture of all periods in understanding the development of Western architecture. He was concerned that architecture schools do not give adequate emphasis to the teaching of architectural history and that architectural historians should be encouraged to experience the reality of influential Italian buildings.

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City of London – Sustainable City Awards

The Sustainable City Awards were established by the City of London Corporation in 2000 and are run in partnership with a consortium of 23 organisations.

Awards are given across 12 categories (124kb), which between them represent the three pillars of sustainable development, The Economy, Society and the Environment.

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Each year the Construction History Society awards a book prize to a student for a dissertation or thesis with a strong construction history theme or topic. These should be submitted by the student’s tutor or department and universities and colleges should apply to the Secretary for details.

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EASA Awards

The Presidents’ Award

The award will be presented by Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association inconjunction with the Incorporated Church Building Society at the EASA AGM. The award will be given for new design in re-ordering, alterations, extensions or new buildings which are specifically for liturgical use.

King of Prussia’s Gold Medal Award

The medal is awarded to the Architect, Chartered Surveyor or Practice responsible for that scheme of church repair which is judged to have most successfully overcome the greatest aesthetic or technical challenge. The judges, at their discretion, may nominate a “Runner-up”.

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European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage /Europa Nostra Awards

Each year, Europa Nostra and the European Union reward the best of cultural heritage achievements. Through the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europa Nostra celebrates excellence and dedication by architects, craftsmen, volunteers, schools, local communities, heritage owners and media.

The awards celebrate exemplary restorations and initiatives of the many facets of Europe’s cultural heritage in categories ranging from the restoration of monuments and buildings, their adaptation to new uses, to urban and rural landscape rehabilitation, archaeological site interpretations, and care for art collections. Also awarded are research and education projects, dedicated service to heritage conservation by individuals and organisations, and education and awareness raising initiatives related to cultural heritage.

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The Georgian Group

These Architectural Awards, sponsored by international estate agents Savills, 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 new architecture in the Classical tradition.

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The Heritage Funding Directory

The Heritage Funding Directory is a comprehensive guide to sources of financial support (and more) for anyone seeking to undertake creative projects connected with the UK’s heritage. It includes details of the majority of substantive sources of funding from central and local government, non-governmental agencies and grant-making trusts which specialise in supporting heritage projects, as well as many which provide such funding within a wider remit.’

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The Historic Gardens Foundation Prizes

The HGF decided to award this prize in order to celebrate the guidebook in all its forms, recognising that to enjoy a historic park or garden to the full, the visitor needs to know not only the whereabouts of the toilets and tearoom, but also the garden’s history and the significance of its design. We wanted something that could be informative but also that could be held in the hand and read with easy enjoyment.

Historic Scotland Sponsor Heritage Award

Do you know a young person with a passion for the historic environment?

Maybe they speak proudly about the beauty of Scotland’s castles, perhaps they devote their time to helping others discover history or brave the elements to take part in archaeological digs.

These are the very people that Historic Scotland is looking for to enter the Heritage category of Young Scot Awards. The Historic Scotland Heritage award will honour those who have worked to preserve and promote the understanding of our landscape, monuments and historic architecture.

Entrants must be aged between the ages of 12 and 22 and committed to safeguarding and promoting the importance of the historic environment.

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The Lankelly Chase Foundation

The LankellyChase Foundation works to promote change which will improve the quality of people’s lives. We focus particularly on areas of social need to help the most disadvantaged in our society to fulfil their potential. We are realistic, balancing what we seek to do with all the financial and human resources at our disposal.

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