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.
For more background see the IHBC NewsBlogs