From 1st August 2022 – 19th September 2022, regenerative organisations, community groups, businesses and other projects from around the world can apply to the LUSH Spring Prize 2023.
Application forms are available to download from the Lush Spring Prize website (www.springprize.org) and entries close at 10:00 GMT 19th September 2022.
The Prize awards and celebrates those repairing the earth’s damaged systems, helping to leave the world Lusher than they found it. It seeks to increase the capacity of communities and societies to thrive in harmony with nature and each other, building healthy and resilient ecosystems and livelihoods.
The work and stories of shortlisted projects will be published on the Spring Prize website and prize recipients will be invited to a celebratory co-learning event taking place in May 2023.
What is the Lush Spring Prize?
Launched in 2017, the Lush Spring Prize is now in its fifth year of celebrating and awarding prizes to groups working toward eco-social regeneration. It is a joint venture between Lush Cosmetics and Ethical Consumer, and has distributed more than £820,000 to date.
It was set up to support ‘regenerative’ projects – those that go beyond sustainability by taking holistic approaches to building the health of ecology, economy and social systems.
By supporting regenerative projects, the Spring Prize hopes to raise the profile of the movement as a whole to inspire more individuals, groups, communities, funders and businesses to start engaging with regenerative processes.
People all over the world are developing ways to live in harmony with nature and each other. They are generating renewable resources, restoring ecosystems, and nurturing solidarity. They are bringing life back to damaged land and oceans, and building health, wholeness and resilience.
The Lush Spring Prize is here to support these regeneration movements through:
• • A biennial £200,000+ prize fund. This is open to communities, organisations and businesses from the Intentional stage, through to Young and Established organisations, and Influencers.
• • Events that bring people together to share their skills and experience.
• • Publicity to raise awareness of regeneration and its potential to heal damaged systems.
The 2023 Lush Spring Prize will award at least 11 prizes across 4 different Spring Prize categories: from the Intentional stage, through to Young and Established organisations, and for Influence. Applicants can also be considered for two collaborative prizes: the Ancient and Indigenous Wisdom Award, and the Permaculture Magazine Award.
For more information about these prize categories and the prize itself, visit the website or click ‘Register’.