Know someone who's learnt new heritage skills? Enter them for the IHBC Marsh Awards and they could win £500

Marsh Award candidate

If you know someone who has learnt impressive new heritage skills, you can nominate them for a Marsh Award and they could win £500, a place at the IHBC summer school in Aberdeen and a commemorative certificate to record their success.

Someone who has learnt new heritage craft skills is in line for a £500 prize, a free place at the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) Aberdeen 2022 Annual School in June, and a certificate to hang on the wall recording their winning of a Marsh Award. 

That’s the prize in the IHBC Marsh Award for Successful Learning in Heritage Skills, which rewards significant learning in traditional building activities and craft skills.

But you have to get nominations in by the end of this month (31 March).

The Marsh Awards support the IHBC’s work of helping to keep essential conservation skills and knowledge alive through training, teaching, shared experience and example.

The IHBC's support for these awards is underpinned by its charitable fund, the Creative Conservation Fund.

The Marsh Awards are the brainchild of Brian Marsh OBE, who established and chairs the Marsh Charitable Trust.

Who can be Nominated?

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

Anyone may nominate an individual for the award.

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

To nominate someone, you should Download the entry form HERE, fill it in and return it to:; or post it to: Marsh Awards, IHBC, Jubilee House, High Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6HA.

If you would like further guidance on a nomination, send an email to, or see the website at the address below.