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Heritage Heroes Award


Nominations for Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Heroes Awards 2017 now closed

England’s heritage sector simply couldn’t function without the hard work and dedication of its volunteers. Research found that in 2015 8% of people volunteered their time in the heritage, museum or library sectors equating to roughly 4.2 million people. Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Heroes Award is the Heritage Alliance’s celebration of the amazing achievements of volunteers.

The winner will be announced at Heritage Day 2017 – book your place!

Now in its eighth 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 2017, 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 and one day’s pro bono support through practical or professional volunteering from Ecclesiastical. For example, digging, decorating, sharing business management, marketing, communications or HR skills.  The exact nature of the support to be agreed with the winner. 

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

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 a significant achievement in the heritage sector:

 Completed in the past 18 months by a volunteer or group of volunteers

  • Professional work is not excluded if funded or managed by volunteer effort
  • The achievement should make a real difference in bringing heritage to a wider audience [locally or nationally].

Download the application form


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Ecclesiastical Insurance

Heritage Day is made possible through the kind sponsorship of Ecclesiastical Insurance.