Monthly Archives: March 2017

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