The Lush Spring Prize 2017

A new £200,000 prize fund, and other support activities, to help projects around the world that are working towards environmental and social regeneration.


Prize Awards

There are 11 awards across 4 different prize categories: from the Ideas stage, through to Young and Established organisations, and for Campaigning.

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Think of the earth as a whole; all its natural processes, all its diversity, all its wealth. Think of the role of humans on the planet; how we treat each other, and how we treat the planet. How could we do better?

People all over the world are developing ways to live in harmony with nature and each other. They are generating renewable resources, restoring ecosystems, nurturing solidarity and making societies stronger.

The Lush Spring Prize is here to support this regeneration movement through:

  • an annual £200,000 prize fund, open to individuals, communities, and organisations from the earliest ideas stage of a project, through to established organisations, and campaign groups
  • a high-profile annual conference, bringing people together to share their skills and experiences, and raising awareness of regeneration and its potential

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The Prizes

The prize is for organisations that are trying to work in harmony with nature to revive damaged social and natural environments; which could benefit from some extra money or support, and want to share what they are doing with similar organisations around the world.

52 projects have been short-listed for the 2017 Prize – winners will be announced in May

Photo: seed pod Photography: Steph Newton

Intentional Projects: 20 projects short-listed

For great new ideas and projects up to 1 year old, to help them get a good start and solid foundation through knowledge sharing.

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Photo: Fayez Aquaponics Palestine Photography: Steph Newton

Young Projects: 16 projects short-listed

For projects or organisations that are 1-5 years old, to help them to expand or develop their work in improving ecological and social systems.

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Photo: Pick-up truck Photography: Steph Newton

Established Projects: 10 projects short-listed

For projects or organisations that have worked successfully for more than 5 years, to help spread the word and inspire more people.

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Photo: Sombai India Photography: Tanvi Somani

Influence Award: 6 projects short-listed

To support organisations that are campaigning or lobbying to influence policy, regulation or public opinion in support of regeneration.

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