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Supported by the IHBC's CREATIVE Conservation Fund
Community Contribution (Retired Member) • Successful Learning in Heritage Skills

Deadline extended to 30th April 2024

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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.

The IHBC's support for these awards is underpinned by our charitable fund, the CREATIVE Conservation Fund; You can help your preferred charitable causes, even with small contributions, by donating to the Fund HERE.

Each award is marked by a certificate, and a free place at the IHBC’s renowned Annual School each year, 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.

Award Winners

It was a good chance to meet up with friends and colleagues of my working life and was much appreciated.
Graham Arnold, joint winner of the 2023 Marsh Award

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 Charitable Trust and the IHBC but the final decision lies with the Marsh Charitable Trust, ensuring independence and giving real value to the winners in terms of the recognition earned.

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 and/or community through these activities or skills.
  • supporting information, such as pictures, documents or website references 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.

If you would like further guidance on your nomination please contact

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

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