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IHBC Annual School 2017 Bursaries


As a charity dedicated to the promotion of education and learning in built and historic environment conservation, the IHBC is delighted to be able to offer up to £5,000 of funding for bursaries to assist members in attending the 2017 Annual School.


We intend to provide up to 20 bursaries of up to £250 each to members of the IHBC attending the Institute’s 2017 Annual School. Each case will be judged on its own merits, and assessed in line with the criteria identified below. Applicants are encouraged to submit their bursary application as soon as possible. We will endeavour also to reply as soon as possible, though clearly precise timings will depend on the number of applications.

Please note that individual bursary allocations may be more or less than £250, as we must get best value from the entire allocation, and submissions will be judged on a case-by-case basis. All applications will be kept confidential.


When booking a place at the School using our online booking system, any bursary application or, if offered, bursary award, should be noted in the ‘Notes’ field of the form. Awards will be deducted from the final charge attached to the delegate place. No money will be paid to successful applicants and the decision of the IHBC is final.

Successful applicants may be asked to contribute to the organization or running of the event and/or its promotion, depending on circumstances. Specific allocations will not be publicised without the express agreement of the recipient.

To apply

Please email the following details in support of your case to bursaries@ihbc.org.uk:

  • Contact details (including IHBC number, alternative email addresses, etc)
  • The personal and professional benefits attached to your attendance, including links to your career plans in line with your CPD 
  • (see http://www.ihbc.org.uk/learning/cpd/index.html)
  • If you have final or interim agreement from your Branch, or the IHBC’s board of trustees (Council), to sit on the IHBC’s new Council+ and that you intend to do so. 
  • Additional funding that will or may be available (both personal and employer funding is welcome; it does not have to be confirmed, but clearly you can add value to bursaries by generating matched funding) 
  • How your attendance will add value to the event. 
  • If you are willing to have your award publicized.