IHBC prompt: Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Heroes Awards – call for 2019 nominations open until 4 October

websiteEcclesiastical’s Heritage Heroes Award is the Heritage Alliance’s celebration of the amazing achievements of volunteers, and nominations are now open until 4 October.

The Heritage Alliance writes:

Now in its tenth year, the award is a wonderful way to raise awareness of the generosity of the sector’s volunteers and to say thank you where they have far exceeded expectations. Nominate a volunteer today!

At Heritage Day 2019, the key event in the heritage sector calendar, the winner will receive a framed original Pugin-designed tile from the Palace of Westminster. They will also be invited to produce a five-minute video explaining their volunteering achievement to the audience and will be featured on the Alliance website and across social media. The winner receives up to £150 toward travel costs.

We are grateful to Ecclesiastical Insurance for their support for this award.

Criteria: Anyone can make a nomination, but only volunteers for Heritage Alliance member organisations listed here, or their member organisations, can be nominated.

Nominations should demonstrate either:

  1. a) a significant achievement in the heritage sector:

Completed in the past 18 months by a volunteer or group of volunteers. Professional projects can be eligible for consideration provided they have been funded or managed by volunteer effort’

  1. b) an outstanding individual contribution to heritage over a period of years. The achievements or contributions must have made a real difference in bringing heritage to a wider audience, locally or nationally.

The Process: Please submit, the form by email before Friday 4th October to Delphine Jasmin-Belisle, Development and Membership Manager at The Heritage Alliance – Development@theheritagealliance.org.uk

Nominations will be shortlisted by The Heritage Alliance Chairman, Peter Ainsworth, Deputy Chairman, Ben Cowell, Henry Cleary, and CEO, Lizzie Glithero-West. This panel then recommends a winner for approval by the Heritage Alliance Board. The winner will be notified by the end of October and will be asked to produce a video or PowerPoint explaining their achievement (maximum five minutes) for presentation at The Heritage Alliance’s Heritage Day on 27th November 2019.

To access the nomination form go to the following link:

Heritage Heroes Award

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