The Marsh Awards

It is people who are at the heart of the charity sector and who voluntarily or professionally go above and beyond to make a difference.

The Marsh Awards celebrate the outstanding contributions of these people who are committed to social, cultural and environmental causes.

The below portfolio of Awards recognise these contributions right across the sector, from volunteer carers to social anthropologists.

Browse our portfolio of awards below

3217220496 Marsh Staff Award with the Wildlife Trusts These 2 Awards are run in partnership with the Wildlife Trusts and recognises a member of staff  from the Wildlife Trusts who has...
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887119934 Marsh IHBC Award for Successful Learning in Heritage Skills This Award is designed to recognise the contribution of an individual for their significant learning in traditional building activities and...
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3657558099 Marsh IHBC Award for Community Contribution This Award celebrates the contribution of a retired IHBC for their contributions to civic and heritage projects and encouraging the preservation...
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757255067 Marsh Horticultural Science Award This Award recognises a horticultural science PhD student who has made exceptional progress in their studies. The Award aims to enable the...
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3363475474 Marsh Volunteer Award for Historic Vessel Conservation This Award is run in partnership with National Historic Ships UK, the official voice for historic vessels in the United...
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451866291 Marsh Volunteer Team Award for Historic Vessel Conservation This Award is run in partnership with National Historic Ships UK, the official voice for historic vessels in the United...
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409295256 Marsh WWT Staff Award for Outstanding Contribution to Wetland Conservation in the UK The Marsh WWT Staff Award for outstanding contribution to wetland conservation in the UK recognises staff through the WWT that are dedicated...
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190983318 Marsh Award for International Wetland Conservation This Award is run in association with the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and recognises a local citizen of a developing country...
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2760339237 Marsh Award for Wetland Conservation This Award is run in association with the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and recognises an individual who has achieved something...
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670938326 Marsh Marjan Award This Award is run in partnership with the Marjan Centre for the Study of War and the Non-Human Sphere within the Department...
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4136712946 Marsh Unsung Heroes Award This Award is run in partnership with PACT and recognises a long-term volunteer who has gone above and beyond in...
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2866740762 Marsh Volunteer Awards with the Museum of London 2021 The year, the Awards were altered to fit the around volunteering around the pandemic. This Award is run in partnership...
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2964873201 Marsh Recovery Awards with We Are With You These Awards recognise the hard work, dedication and outstanding contributions that people in recovery have made to raising awareness, supporting...
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4222701680 Marsh Volunteer Awards with We Are With You These Awards were created to recognise the invaluable contributions that volunteers make to We Are With You's services across the...
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4039581928 Marsh Award for Entomology The Marsh Entomology Award recognises individuals working with any invertebrate family that have made outstanding contributions to entomological science.
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4108755039 Marsh Award for Support Group Volunteer of the Year This Award recognises support group volunteers who help promote rare breeds throughout the UK, put on shows and raise funds...
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1371939456 Marsh Lifetime Achievement Award with the RBST This Award celebrates an individual for their outstanding and long term commitment to the RBST and to the conservation of...
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1318877901 Marsh Volunteers for Museum Learning Award These Awards are run in partnership with the British Museum and recognise the best and most innovative ways in which...
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1582853411 Marsh Award for Conservation in Genetic Bio-Diversity This Award has been running since 1996 and recognises an individual or group who have made a significant technical and...
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2362086651 Marsh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Fight against Modern Slavery This Award is run in partnership with the Human Trafficking Foundation (HTF) and highlights the achievements of groups or individuals...
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1177803968 Marsh Award for Ornithology This Award is run in partnership with the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and is awarded to an ornithologist who...
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1513641722 Marsh Award for Innovative Ornithology This Award is run in partnership with the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and celebrates an important contribution which takes...
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2714694270 Marsh Award for Local Ornithology This Award is run in partnership with the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and is awarded to a bird club...
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1133381421 Marsh Award for International Ornithology This Award is run in partnership with the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and recognises an individual scientist whose work...
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292735551 Marsh Young Ornithologist of the Year This Award is run in partnership with British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and recognises an individual (or group of people)...
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2760684389 Marsh Award for Marine Conservation Leadership This Award is run in partnership with Fauna and Flora International and recognises people and organisations who are having a...
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807162528 Marsh Award for Terrestrial Conservation Leadership This Award is run in partnership with Fauna and Flora International (FFI) and recognises an individual or organisation that is...
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1753973846 Marsh Award for Early Career Conservation This Award is run in partnership with Fauna and Flora International and recognises conservation professionals in the early stages of...
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783729780 Marsh Award for Anthropology in the World This Award is run in partnership with the Royal Anthropological Institute and recognises an outstanding individual based outside academia who...
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3684005362 RAI and Marsh Short Film Prize This Award is for the most outstanding short film on social, cultural and biological anthropology or archaeology. We have partnered...
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2031349006 Lucy Mair Medal and Marsh Prize The Lucy Mair Medal honours excellence in the application of anthropology to the relief of poverty and distress, and to...
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1568321186 Marsh Group Award for Volunteering with The Arts Society   These Awards recognise volunteers from some of The Arts Society’s 365 local societies across the UK, who have worked...
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4264867982 Marsh Award for Arts Society Committee of the Year This Award was set up to recognise the collective and voluntary achievements of committee members who have established and driven...
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2372091379 Marsh Individual Awards for Volunteering with The Arts Society These Awards recognise volunteers from some of The Arts Society's 365 local societies across the UK, who work to help...
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2371490488 Marsh Award for International Arts Society Committee of the Year This Award was set up to recognise the collective and voluntary achievements of committee members who have established and driven...
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1615308649 Marsh Young Volunteer Award for Marine Conservation This Award is run in partnership with the Wildlife Trusts and recognises a young volunteer who has made an outstanding...
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1324770957 Marsh Volunteer Award for Marine Conservation This Award is run in partnership with the Wildlife Trusts and recognises a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution...
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2521663533 Marsh Volunteer Awards with the Kent Wildlife Trust This Award is run in partnership with the Kent Wildlife Trust, who have a team of around 1000 volunteers helping...
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817958798 Marsh Refugee Volunteer Awards These Awards are run in partnership with the Refugee Council and recognise five volunteer-led projects which provide services to refugees...
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3801456779 Marsh Award for the Encouragement of Medallic Art This Award, run in partnership with the British Art Medal Society (BAMS), recognises an individual or organisation that has made...
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3105436675 Marsh Volunteer Awards with St Mungo’s This Award is run in partnership with St Mungo’s and recongises some of the organisation’s hundreds of volunteers who support...
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3395772773 Marsh Award for Achieving Impact Through Innovation This award is to recognise a volunteer or community member who has made a difference to a particular church or...
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2837446240 Marsh Award for Young Volunteer of the Year with the Churches Conservation Trust The Award celebrates the achievements of young volunteers who strive to keep their local churches open and make them a...
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3820267909 Marsh Regional Volunteer Awards with the Churches Conservation Trust The Awards recognise groups and individuals, from regions around the UK, who work with the Churches Conservation Trust to conserve,...
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1314022023 Marsh Award for Volunteer Team of the Year with the Churches Conservation Trust The Award celebrates the achievements of a volunteer team or friends group who have carried out successful projects, events or activities...
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1145128310 Marsh Award for Digital Volunteer of the Year with the Churches Conservation Trust The Award recognises someone who has made a particularly valuable contribution to the Churches Conservation Trust in a digital capacity,...
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3692908100 Marsh Award for Fundraising Volunteer of the Year with the Churches Conservation Trust The Award recognises someone who has made a particularly valuable contribution to the Churches Conservation Trust in a fundraising capacity....
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861216162 Marsh Awards for Community Archaeology 2021 This year, the Marsh Awards for Community Archaeology recognised projects that have helped people to keep participating in archaeology safely...
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2207920392 Marsh Award for Excellence in Gallery Education This Award, run in partnership with Engage, annually celebrates the achievements of individuals working in learning and education within gallery...
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1285908008 Marsh Church and Community Volunteer Awards These Awards are run in partnership with The National Churches Trust and recognise volunteers across the UK who have had...
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264991497 Marsh Award for Mental Health Peer Support: Doing it for Ourselves These Awards are run in partnership with Mind and wider Peerfest partners and recognise excellence in peer led support for...
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1496058755 Marsh Award for Mental Health Peer Support: Innovative Peer Support These Awards are run in partnership with Mind and wider Peerfest partners and recognise excellence in peer led support for...
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3751723915 Marsh Award for Mental Health Peer Support: Peer Support in Marginalised Groups These Awards are run in partnership with Mind and wider Peerfest partners and recognise excellence in peer led support for...
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1175786937 Marsh Awards for Volunteering with RBGK These Awards celebrate some of the 500 volunteers at Kew for their outstanding commitment, innovation and passion while volunteering at...
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3129425242 Marsh Young Volunteer Awards with RBGK These Awards will recognise members of the Youth Explainer volunteer programme at Kew Gardens. The programme is for 14-17 year...
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2756002925 Marsh Botany Award This Award recognises an individual's lifetime achievement and outstanding contribution in the field of botanical research and conservation. Nominations for...
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3833714329 Marsh Award for International Plant Conservation This Award, run in partnership with Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) recognises an individual in the early to mid-stages of...
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3077800214 Marsh Award for Education in Botanic Gardens The Award, run in partnership with Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), recognises an individual in the early to mid-stages of...
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3973534705 Marsh Young Retail Volunteer of the Year Award This Award recognises the hard work and dedication of people up to the age of 25 who give up their...
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3867456510 Marsh Retail Volunteer of the Year Award This Award recognises the hard work and dedication of those who give up their time to volunteer in one of...
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1571062231 Marsh Award for Volunteer Team of the Year This Award is run in partnership with Barnado's. This Award recognises the hard work and dedication of those who give...
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1691009019 Marsh Award for Fundraising Volunteer of the Year This Award recognises an individual or group of volunteers who have demonstrated an exceptional level of support and commitment to...
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3394914482 Marsh Young Volunteer Award with Barnardo’s This Award recognises the contribution of a young person, up to the age of 25, who volunteers for Barnardo’s and...
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1446794424 Marsh Award for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion This Award recognises an individual or group, working within Barnardo’s services, that has made an outstanding effort to recognise and...
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3407762792 Marsh Volunteer of the Year Award for Work with Children This Award is run in partnership with Barnardo's and recognises volunteers who are dedicated to helping children, young people and families...
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733801466 Marsh Volunteer Team Award with the Museum of London This Award is run in partnership with the Museum of London and recognises the exceptional contributions of some of the...
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3447473125 Marsh Young Volunteer Award with the Museum of London This Award is run in partnership with the Museum of London and recognises the contributions made to the Museum by...
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2571548969 Marsh Volunteer Award with the Museum of London This Award is run in partnership with the Museum of London and recognises the contributions made to the Museum by...
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2710245723 Charles Darwin Award and Marsh Prize This Award is presented in partnership with the Zoological Society of London and recognises the best zoological project by an...
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1459075309 Thomas Henry Huxley Award and Marsh Prize This Award is run in partnership with the Zoological Society of London and recognises a postgraduate research student whose thesis...
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1184487328 Marsh Award for Conservation Biology Established in 1991, this Award is run in partnership with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and recognises an individual...
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3791909044 Marsh Heritage Crafts Trainer Award This Award recognises trainers of heritage crafts who ensure that traditional crafts skills of the highest standard are passed from...
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154139261 Marsh Heritage Crafts ‘Made in Britain’ Award This Award recognises individual craftspeople and small manufacturers who are making great quality British products, using locally sourced materials and...
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3473037732 Marsh Heritage Crafts Volunteer Award This Award recognises some of the many people who do a tremendous amount of work on a voluntary basis for...
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1978299412 Marsh Heritage Crafts Trainee Award This Award recognises trainees of crafts who are passionate about ensuring that traditional craft skills survive into the future, and...
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1379516016 Marsh Book of the Year Award for Earth Sciences This Award is for an academic book, published in the previous year, by UK or International authors. The winning book...
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2402127592 Marsh Mineralogy Award The Marsh Award for Mineralogy aims to recognise individuals (or groups of individuals) based in the UK who have made...
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3053329972 Marsh Palaeontology Award The Marsh Award for Palaeontology aims to recognise  individuals (or groups of individuals) based in the UK who have made...
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9934839 Marsh Award for Ecologists in Africa The Marsh Award for Ecologists in Africa aims to celebrate the significant scientific achievements of African ecologists and raise their...
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1033836840 Marsh Ecology Book of the Year Award This award aims to recognise the contribution authors make to ecology. Books can have a major impact in ecology, but...
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3899294121 Marsh Award for Climate Change Research This Award recognises an ecologist from anywhere in the world who has made an outstanding contribution to climate change research....
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3054389596 Marsh Ecology Award The Marsh Ecology Award is run in association with the British Ecological Society to recognise outstanding achievements and contributions to...
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173022263 Marsh Volunteer Award with the Canal and River Trust This Award is run in partnership with the Canal and River Trust. The Award recognises 6 volunteers throughout the UK...
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615718310 Marsh Volunteer Team Award with the Canal and River Trust This Award is run in partnership with the Canal and River Trust. The Award recognises 6 teams of volunteers throughout...
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4231022005 Marsh Volunteer Award for Engaging the Public in Historic Vessels This is Award for an individual volunteer or a group of volunteers who have made a significant contribution to a...
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3492420252 Marsh Award for Early Career Research in Archaeology This Award is run in partnership with the Council for British Archaeology and recognises an individual who has made an...
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692246617 Marsh Young Archaeologist of the Year Award This Award is run in partnership with the Council for British Archaeology and celebrates individuals and groups who carry out...
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1914262083 Marsh Community Archaeologist of the Year Award This Award is run in partnership with the Council for British Archaeology and celebrates individuals and groups who carry out...
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1926771359 Marsh Award for Community Archaeology This Award is run in partnership with the Council for British Archaeology and celebrates individuals and groups who carry out...
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2033716602 Marsh Awards for Innovative Projects These Awards are run in partnership with The National Churches Trust and recognise congregations running innovative community project in church...
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3841048001 Marsh Lepidoptera Award for Lifetime Achievement This Award is run in partnership with Butterfly Conservation and recognises an individual who has shown long-term, exceptional commitment to...
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3813814232 Marsh Award for Promotion of Lepidoptera Conservation This Award is run in partnership with Butterfly Conservation and recognises people or organisations who have made outstanding and unprecedented...
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993385166 Marsh European Lepidoptera Award This Award is run in partnership with Butterfly Conservation and recognises the efforts of those whose work has had a...
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3428414258 Marsh Volunteer Awards with the Royal Opera House This Award is run in partnership with the Royal Opera House and recognises the efforts of volunteers who have demonstrated...
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3470729301 Marsh Award for Community Wetland Conservation Champion This Award is run in association with the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and recognises an individual whose sustained activities have...
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311304779 J.O. Westwood Medal for Excellence in Insect Taxonomy & Marsh Prize The MCT previously partnered with the Royal Entomological Society to Award the J.O. Westwood Medal and Marsh Prize. The J.O....
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3732518423 Marsh Award for Early Career Entomologist This Award was run in partnership with the Royal Entomological Society and recognised an individual who has made an outstanding...
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3667115481 Marsh Award for Insect Conservation This Award was run in partnership with the Royal Entomological Society and recognised an outstanding contribution to the field of...
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3282757328 Marsh Award for Marine and Freshwater Conservation Established in 2005, this Award recognises an individual for their contributions of fundamental science to the conservation of marine and...
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2480469857 Prince Philip Award and Marsh Prize This Award is run in association with the Zoological Society of London and is directed towards under-19 year olds. It...
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962952273 Marsh Award for Volunteering with Royal Museums Greenwich This Award is run in partnership with the Royal Museums Greenwich and recognises the outstanding contributions made by volunteers across...
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31951343 Marsh Award for Volunteering in Support of Older People This Award is run in partnership with Re-engage and recognises the contribution made by volunteers who support and care for...
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1416434387 Marsh Award for Human Rights Activism This Award is run with Amnesty International UK to support activist groups in funding a proposal that will grow activism...
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2545512584 Marsh Award for Endangered Crafts This Award recognises  a practitioner of one of the 62 crafts currently listed in the ‘critically endangered’ or ‘endangered’ categories...
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3503959724 Marsh Award for Peacemaking and Peacekeeping The Award recognises an individual from outside the UK who is making an impactful contribution to peacemaking and peacekeeping in...
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1033295335 Marsh Award for Work with Children Affected by Parental Imprisonment (CAPI) This Award recognises individuals, groups, or volunteer-led projects, providing support to children with a parent in prison and helping to...
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3599974564 Marsh Award for Traditional Building Skills This Award was run in partnership with English Heritage and had two categories. The Award for an individual craftsperson recognised...
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574625718 Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture This Award is run in partnership with the Public Statues and Sculpture Association (PSSA) and celebrates excellence in contemporary sculpture....
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219643734 Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Fountains This Award is run in partnership with the Public Statues and Sculpture Association (PSSA) and is offered for a fountain...
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2613840182 Marsh Award for Excellence in the Conservation of a Public Sculpture or Fountain This Award is run in partnership with the Public Statues and Sculpture Association (PSSA) and recognises the conservation or repair...
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1862666025 Marsh Award for Mental Health Peer Support: Workplace or Organisation These Awards were run in partnership with Mind and wider Peerfest partners to recognise excellence in peer led support for...
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2694166505 Marsh Leadership Volunteer Award with the Canal and River Trust This Award recongises volunteers with the Canal and River Trust who willingly take the lead and ensure a great service...
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3111620172 Marsh Impact Volunteer with the Canal and River Trust This Award recongises volunteers with the Canal and River Trust who have made a significant impact through their dedication, ability...
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2510133147 Marsh Specialist Volunteer Award with the Canal and River Trust This Award recognises those who volunteer with the Canal and River Trust within specialist teams such as engineering, hydrology, and...
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2129157583 Marsh Ambassadorial Volunteer Award with the Canal and River Trust This Award recognises those volunteering with the Canal and River Trust in customer facing roles, engaging with the public and promoting...
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3633000955 Marsh First World War Commemoration Award This Award is run in partnership with Civic Voice. It recognises the outstanding contribution made by an individual in England...
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1791054807 Marsh Young Civic Volunteer Award This Award is run in partnership with Civic Voice and recognises the outstanding contributions made by a young volunteer to...
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3954328442 Marsh Award for Carers This Award, run in partnership with Carers Trust, celebrates carers and former carers who volunteer their time to support others in...
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1855620509 Marsh Award for Outstanding Achievement in Work with Children and Families This Award recognises an organisation or individual that has made a significant achievement in work with children and families in...
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1965021572 Marsh Award for Innovation and Dedication This Award recognises those working with a Barnardo’s service, who have shown determination to overcoming discrimination and finding new ways...
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1719148643 Marsh Civic Volunteer Award This Award is run in partnership with Civic Voice and celebrates the outstanding contribution made by an individual volunteer to...
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1976547591 Marsh Award for Civic Societies This Award, run in partnership with Civic Voice, recognises the outstanding contributions made by a civic society to the civic...
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3507440366 Marsh Refugee or Asylum Seeker Achievement Award This Award highlights the achievements of an individual linked to the Refugee Council who has made an outstanding contribution to...
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1984179326 Marsh Awards for Community Activism in Combatting Modern Slavery The Awards celebrated groups and individuals who raise awareness of modern slavery through community and innovative events, and encouraging inter-organisational...
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3599974564 Marsh Award for Children’s Literature in Translation This Award was run in partnership with the English Speaking Union and recognised translators from around the world who have...
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3599974564 Marsh Biography Award This Award was presented to the author of the best biography by a British author, written in the previous two...
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3599974564 Marsh Award for Long-Term Commitment to the British Museum This Award recognised an individual who has made a significant contribution to the British Museum through their efforts as a...
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3599974564 Marsh International Animal Welfare Award This Award was run in partnership with World Animal Protection, an organisation working directly with animals, local people and organisations...
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3599974564 Marsh Awards for a Beautiful and Litter Free Countryside This Award was run with the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and recognised volunteers who worked to reduce litter...
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3599974564 Marsh Award for Music Education This Award recognised people who have made outstanding contributions to help support the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s education...
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3599974564 Marsh Heritage Volunteer Manager Award This Award was run in partnership with the National Trust and recognised a Volunteer Manager who had made an innovative...
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3599974564 Marsh Heritage Volunteer Award This Award was run in partnership with the National Trust and recognised the contribution of volunteers who work tirelessly to...
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3599974564 Marsh Awards for a Beautiful Living Countryside This Award recognised volunteers from the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) who have helped to action the...
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3599974564 Marsh Award for Mental Health Work This Award, run in partnership with Rethink Mental Illness, recognised an outstanding contribution by an individual working or volunteering in...
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3599974564 Marsh Award for Local Mental Health Hero This Award was run in partnership with Mind and recognises a group and an individual who are making an active...
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3599974564 Marsh Media Award – Reducing Stigma for Prisoners’ Families This Award was run in partnership with Action for Prisoners’ Families, a membership organisation for the families of prisoners and...
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3599974564 Marsh Award for Voluntary Work with Prisoners’ Families This Award was run in partnership with Action for Prisoners’ Families, a membership organisation for the families of prisoners and...
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