2018 in Review18 December, 2018
As we come to the end of another busy year for the Trust, we wanted to look back and reflect on our activities this year, and look forward to what is to come in 2019.
In 2018 we recognised 215 Award winners across 82 Awards. The Awards continued to recognise individuals and groups across the charity sector who have gone above and beyond to make a difference to the world we live in.
Our Awards scheme continues to grow, and we have been pleased to expand a number of our partnerships. Celebrating grassroots volunteers remains a key focus of the Awards and we furthered our reach in this area by developing our Awards with Barnardo’s, The National Churches Trust, The Canal and Rivers Trust, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and The Wildlife Trusts. We introduced the Marsh Award for Endangered Crafts to promote the important contribution that professionals make in this field. We were also able to extend our international Awards programme by introducing the Marsh Award for Ecologists in Africa with the British Ecological Society.
The grants programme continues to support organisations with core-funding on a long-term basis. We have been able to focus on maintaining these existing relationships, examples of which can be found on our Grants page, and also welcomed applications from organisations we have not supported before, recognising the wide range of charities across the sector and the important work that they do.
We are looking forward to continuing our work in the next year, maintaining our existing partnerships and building new relationships across the charitable sector. We are developing new Awards and will sustain the work of our grants programme, ensuring that we continue to recognise everyday contributions to people, culture and the natural world.