Now in its eighth year, the award is a wonderful way to raise awareness of the generosity of the heritage sector’s volunteers and to say thank you where they have far exceeded expectations. Nominate a volunteer before 30 September!
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.
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 also receives up to £150 toward travel costs.
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].
Please submit, the form below by email before 30 September to Henry Cleary, Maritime Heritage Trust and member of the Heritage Alliance Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.