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

1723285167 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...
Read More >
2551314354 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...
Read More >
3736392730 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...
Read More >
891470238 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...
Read More >
1518235200 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...
Read More >
4150442631 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...
Read More >
1653083261 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...
Read More >
2279387544 Marsh Award for Wetland Conservation Impact This Award is run in association with the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and recognises an individual who has achieved something...
Read More >
463331166 Marsh Award for Wetland Conservation Achievement This Award is run in association with the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and recognises an individual whose sustained activities have...
Read More >
3482539456 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...
Read More >
2256911466 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...
Read More >
1822325549 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...
Read More >
1871758696 Marsh Recovery Awards with Addaction These Awards recognise the hard work, dedication and outstanding contributions that people in recovery have made to raising awareness, supporting...
Read More >
153366787 Marsh Volunteer Awards with Addaction These Awards were created to recognise the invaluable contributions that volunteers make to Addaction's services across the country, helping to...
Read More >
2910667961 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...
Read More >
1322725231 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...
Read More >
1717975015 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...
Read More >
28996578 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...
Read More >
2562111012 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...
Read More >
3332962070 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...
Read More >
1749722859 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...
Read More >
599066005 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...
Read More >
3631384466 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...
Read More >
1247695470 Marsh Award for Early Career Entomologist This Award is run in partnership with the Royal Entomological Society and recognises an individual who has made an outstanding...
Read More >
608203788 Marsh Award for Insect Conservation This Award is run in partnership with the Royal Entomological Society and recognises an outstanding contribution to the field of...
Read More >
2849063296 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...
Read More >
2547990789 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...
Read More >
234784126 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...
Read More >
1311116330 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...
Read More >
1801643396 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...
Read More >
238375775 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...
Read More >
2050272457 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...
Read More >
1650097314 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...
Read More >
2982698238 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...
Read More >
888892814 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...
Read More >
2097493668 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...
Read More >
2643001562 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...
Read More >
2259335813 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...
Read More >
1313390429 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...
Read More >
15167835 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...
Read More >
884870226 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...
Read More >
2629592827 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...
Read More >
2738657677 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...
Read More >
1697387003 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...
Read More >
3590807780 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...
Read More >
4091325372 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...
Read More >
693940815 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...
Read More >
2879214488 Marsh Awards for Community Activism in Combatting Modern Slavery The Awards celebrate groups and individuals who raise awareness of modern slavery through community and innovative events, and encouraging inter-organisational...
Read More >
4206835786 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,...
Read More >
982837891 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...
Read More >
447930920 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...
Read More >
3975015869 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....
Read More >
1230606636 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...
Read More >
4221703766 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....
Read More >
2781273763 Marsh Ecology Award The Marsh Ecology Award is run in association with the British Ecological Society to recognise outstanding achievements and contributions to...
Read More >
2974064359 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...
Read More >
3176060322 Marsh Botany Award This Award recognises an individual's lifetime achievement and outstanding contribution in the field of botanical research and conservation. Nominations for...
Read More >
4195010158 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...
Read More >
1893468526 Marsh Mineralogy Award The Marsh Award for Mineralogy aims to recognise individuals (or groups of individuals) based in the UK who have made...
Read More >
416017816 Marsh Palaeontology Award The Marsh Award for Palaeontology aims to recognise  individuals (or groups of individuals) based in the UK who have made...
Read More >
1455628019 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...
Read More >
1463105091 Marsh Award for Work with Prisoners’ Children This Award recognises individuals, groups, or volunteer-led projects, providing support to children with a parent in prison and helping to...
Read More >
2110708465 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...
Read More >
1603920679 Marsh Award for Fundraising Volunteer of the Year with Barnardo’s This Award recognises an individual or group of volunteers who have demonstrated an exceptional level of support and commitment to...
Read More >
4155692251 Marsh Award for Retail Volunteer of the Year with Barnardo’s This Award recognises the hard work and dedication of those who give up their time to volunteer in one of...
Read More >
3713534440 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...
Read More >
1714136772 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...
Read More >
23075224 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...
Read More >
2291713670 Marsh European Lepidoptera Award This Award is run in partnership with Butterfly Conservation and recognises the efforts of those whose work has had a...
Read More >
1783485188 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...
Read More >
3751993629 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...
Read More >
1055546468 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...
Read More >
47990584 Marsh Award for Excellence in the Conservation of a Public Sculpture or Fountain This Award is run in partnership with the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA) and recognises the conservation or repair...
Read More >
2002804006 Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture This Award is run in partnership with the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA) and celebrates excellence in contemporary sculpture....
Read More >
2297984307 Marsh Award for Volunteering in Support of Older People This Award is run in partnership with Contact the Elderly and recognises the contribution made by volunteers who support and...
Read More >
1920648227 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...
Read More >
2294980931 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...
Read More >
2944018792 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...
Read More >
859508952 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...
Read More >
387607616 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...
Read More >
3384628958 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...
Read More >
297036254 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...
Read More >
2909396388 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...
Read More >
2986763649 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...
Read More >
3943051116 Marsh Award for Ornithology This Award is run in partnership with the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and is awarded to an ornithologist who...
Read More >
3508476500 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...
Read More >
3158784403 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)...
Read More >
1242340344 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...
Read More >
1131506364 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...
Read More >
4036041276 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...
Read More >
2186171098 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...
Read More >
1408343633 Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Fountains This Award is run in partnership with the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA) and is offered for a fountain...
Read More >
4104943157 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...
Read More >
988803425 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...
Read More >
2392933871 Marsh Civic Volunteer Award This Award is run in partnership with Civic Voice and celebrates the outstanding contribution made by an individual volunteer to...
Read More >
3276734921 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...
Read More >
2801438870 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...
Read More >
987056335 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...
Read More >
3725939231 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...
Read More >
3451224763 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...
Read More >
1301320114 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...
Read More >
1301320114 Marsh Biography Award This Award was presented to the author of the best biography by a British author, written in the previous two...
Read More >
1301320114 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...
Read More >
1301320114 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...
Read More >
1301320114 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...
Read More >
1301320114 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...
Read More >
1301320114 Marsh Heritage Volunteer Award This Award was run in partnership with the National Trust and recognised the contribution of volunteers who work tirelessly to...
Read More >
1301320114 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...
Read More >
1301320114 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...
Read More >
1301320114 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...
Read More >
1301320114 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...
Read More >
1301320114 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...
Read More >