As someone with an interest in and/or experience of protecting our historic environment, we are hoping you may know of a heritage site that’s been rescued from ruin and would benefit from wider recognition. If you do, then Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Telegraph and English Heritage invite you to enter for the English Heritage Angel Awards 2015. The competition is open for entry from now until 26th April.
Entries for the English Heritage Angel Awards will be evaluated by a panel of experts from the heritage sector who will determine a shortlist of 16 sites to put before the judges. Chaired by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the judges will include historian Bettany Hughes and TV’s “Restoration Man” George Clarke.
We welcome applications from anyone involved in a heritage rescue, for example, private owners who have turned neglected buildings into treasured homes, commercial organisations and companies which have restored historic industrial buildings, volunteers who have saved a local landmark for the community, and groups including trainees or apprentices who have employed exceptional skills on a rescue. You can apply on your own behalf for a project you are involved with, or nominate a group or individual whose efforts you feel deserve acknowledgement.
By applying, you’ll be in with the chance of having a short film specially made about your heritage project. Previous winners have found that being an Angel has given a massive boost to their fundraising and publicity drives.
The English Heritage Angel Awards are for:
the best rescue or repair of a historic place of worship;
the best rescue of a historic industrial building or site;
best craftsmanship employed on a heritage rescue by an individual or group of trainees, apprentices, experienced craftspeople or a company; and
the best rescue of any other heritage site.
How to Apply
To be eligible for the Awards, the heritage site must be designated as nationally significant, and be, or have been, at risk from neglect or decay. Your rescue project must have been completed since 2008 or currently be well underway.
For full details on how to enter for an English Heritage Angel Award visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/
If you’re not sure if your heritage rescue is eligible or if you have any other questions, we’ll be pleased to help at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Angels team, English Heritage
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