The two charities came together to deliver an ambitious canal restoration and career recovery programme for wounded, injured or sick servicemen, women and veterans. The project gives ex-veterans the opportunity to gain qualifications and readjust to civilian life and was made possible by £500,000 funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery.
Heritage Heroes was set up to support veterans carry out vital restoration work on some of England's oldest canals. The first phase of the programme took place at Ryeford, outside Stroud. Veterans worked with volunteers at Cotswold Canal Trust to restore the Ryefold Causeway.
Jason Leach, our Enterprise and Restoration Team Manager said: "We are so pleased that Heritage Heroes has been recognised by the Heritage Angels awards. The project has literally transformed lives as well as canals and historic structures. We are really proud of what the project has achieved and the partnership that we have with Help for Heroes."