On February 5th 2021, the Lush Spring Prize opened its virtual doors to applications from around the world.
People all over the world are developing and remembering ways to live in cooperation with nature and each other. They are resisting further damage, restoring ecosystems, generating renewable resources, nurturing solidarity and building health, wholeness and resilience. The Lush Spring Prize supports and celebrates their work.
As a biennial £200,000 fund, the Spring Prize welcomes applications from any group working to regenerate environmental and/or social systems. Groups can apply in one of four categories:
Intentional - For great new ideas and projects up to 1 year old, to help establish a strong foundation from which to grow.
Young - For projects and organisations of 1-5 years old that have a proven track record and which are seeking more funding to expand or develop.
Established- For groups or organisations that demonstrate successful and inspirational work over more than 5 years. We hope for prize money to spread the word of their work to inspire more people to get involved with the regenerative movement.
Influence- For those campaigning or lobbying to influence policy, regulation or public opinion in support of regeneration. This prize is aimed at supporting those who are changing the context in which we are all working.
The Spring Prize receives hundreds of nominations and the winners are chosen from a shortlist by a diverse panel of judges from around the world, each with their own expertise and experience.