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IHBC MARSH AWARDS

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  • IHBC Marsh Award for Community Contribution (Retired Member)

  • IHBC Marsh Award for Successful Learning in Heritage Skills

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  • The IHBC Marsh Award for Community Contribution (Retired Member) is offered to celebrate the contribution of a retired IHBC member to the community (e.g. through BPT involvement, neighbourhood planning, civic and local trusts with heritage interests).

  • IHBC Marsh Award for Successful Learning in Heritage Skills is designed to recognise the contribution of an individual for their significant learning in traditional building activities and craft skills.

Both awards support the IHBC’s work as we help keep the essential conservation skills and knowledge alive through training, teaching, shared experience and example.

Each award is marked by a certificate, and a free residential place at the IHBC’s renowned Annual School in June each year, worth about £500, and £500 cash, with cheques written directly to the winners.

The Marsh Awards are the brainchild of Brian Marsh OBE, chairman of the Trust, who wanted to support areas such as conservation and volunteering but needed to identify some special way of ensuring a modest sum of money made an impact.

Who can be Nominated?
The IHBC Marsh Award for Community Contribution (Retired Member) is open to any retired Full Member of the IHBC who has, since their retirement, worked on the historic environment for the good of a community.

The IHBC Marsh Award for Successful Learning in Heritage Skills is open to anyone who has acquired new technical skills related to the appropriate care, maintenance or improvement of buildings and their context.

Who can make a Nomination?
Anyone interested in how people care for our places may nominate an individual for either award as relevant, whether they are, for example, a teacher, fellow practitioner, client, civic representative, property owner or planner.

Entries will be judged by a panel consisting of representatives from the Marsh Christian Trust and the IHBC but the final decision lies with the Marsh Christian Trust, ensuring independence and giving real value to the winners in terms of the recognition earned.

The Awards will be presented at the IHBC Annual School in June each year. For results see Context, the IHBC’s journal, IHBC Annual School edition.

How to nominate
Complete the online form RETIRED or LEARNING giving details of the nominee and covering the following points:

  • a brief description of the activities contributed or the skills mastered,
  • how the individual made a difference to the benefit of the historic environment through these activities or skills.
  • summary supporting information, such as a picture, document or website reference relating to the nomination, which can be uploaded to the online form or included with the postal form.
If you are not able to complete an online application, you can download an application form in either Word or PDF. Email the completed form to marshawards@ihbc.org.uk or post to Marsh Awards, IHBC, Jubilee House, High Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6HA.

Nomination forms must be submitted by March 31st each year.

You may nominate a person using our online form, linked below, but if you would prefer to post your nomination please download the form in Word or PDF here.

Email the completed form to marshawards@ihbc.org.uk or post to Marsh Awards, IHBC, Jubilee House, High Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6HA.

Nomination forms must be submitted by March 31st each year.

For information or enquiries please contact: marshaward@ihbc.org.uk
Marsh Awards, IHBC Jubilee House, High Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6HA

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