The English Heritage Angel Awards are for people or groups who have rescued a historic building, place or landmark at risk
The Telegraph newspaper will be featuring interesting entries on their website and everyone who sends in an application or nomination will be entered into a prize draw. Chosen at random, one applicant will receive a break in an English Heritage Holiday Cottage of their choice see: www.english-heritage.org.uk/holiday-cottages. A second applicant will have a short film made about their rescue project by a professional production company and the first 50 applicants will receive a signed copy of my new book - "Men from the Ministry - How Britain Saved Its Heritage".
You'll be giving those you nominate the chance of national recognition for their hard work which will help attract funding and volunteers. Previous shortlisted applicants have hugely enjoyed attending the gala awards ceremony at the Palace Theatre in London and have felt that entering the Angels was far more rewarding - and enjoyable - than they could possibly have foreseen. You will also be helping to bring greater attention to the nation's heritage at risk.
The deadline for applications to this year's Angel Awards is Sunday 5th May 2013 with the Angels award ceremony to be held at the Palace Theatre on Monday 21st October. Put the date in your diaries now!
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
- the best craftsmanship employed on a heritage rescue, and
- the best rescue of a listed building, scheduled monument, registered garden, landscape or battlefield, protected wreck or conservation area.
Previous entrants said:
"We found the experience of being entered into the Angel Awards a very uplifting time. We had not realised how important the work we did was to the wider community."
St Andrew's Church Committee, Ulrome, East Yorkshire
"Attending the awards ceremony was inspiring. Great to see so many others who were facing similar issues and yet managing to overcome them."
Ian Douglas, Dewar's Lane Granary
To be eligible for the Awards, the heritage site must be designated as nationally significant, and be, or have been at risk. The rescue project must have been completed since 2008, or currently be well underway.
Lots more information, including the all-important application form and details on the eligibility criteria, can be found here: www.english-heritage.org.uk/caring/angel-awards/English-Heritage-Angel-Awards
If you're not sure if your site's eligible, or if you have any questions email: email@example.com