New closing date of 30 April for IHBC’s two Marsh Awards: ‘civic contributions by retired members’ and ‘successful learners’

A new closing date of 30 April has been announced for the two IHBC 2024 Marsh Awards – for ‘civic contributions by retired members’, and for ‘successful learning in heritage skills’ – with awards of £500 and free places at IHBC’s 2024 Annual School in Reading, for presentations on June 14.

IHBC President Mike Brown said: ‘Please do nominate someone deserving that you know, so they can be thanked and celebrated as follows:

  • 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).Nominate for RETIRED IHBC
  • 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.Nominate for SUCCESSFUL LEARNING

‘I know it does take a little effort, but could make all the difference to someone’s life skills or cherished projects.’

For full details visit the website

How to nominate

Visit the IHBC’s Marsh Awards website for full details and to complete the online form RETIRED or LEARNING, giving details of the nominee and covering the following points:

  • a brief description of what the activities contributed to the sector and/or of the skills mastered (max 500 words)
  • 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 a 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 from the website.

Then email the completed form to or post to Marsh Awards, IHBC, Jubilee House, High Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6HA.

For full details visit the website

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