The LUSH Spring Prize

A £200,000+ prize fund and other support activities, to build capacity for those repairing the earth’s damaged systems and leaving the world lusher than they found it.


Rather than reducing impacts and maintaining the earth’s damaged systems, the LUSH Spring Prize showcases work that seeks to heal and grow; taking a holistic approach to overcoming environmental, social and economic challenges.

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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 building health, wholeness and resilience. They are bringing life back to damaged land and oceans, and reversing silent springs.

The Lush Spring Prize is here to support this regeneration movement 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, create resilience to crises, and grow abundance.

Find out more about the Prize, its purpose, and who is behind it.

There are 17 prize recipients of the 2023 Lush Spring Prize from 14 countries, with the awards investing more than £230,000 in regenerative work.

The 2023 prizes are awarded across six categories: Intentional, Young, Established and Influence Awards, and two collaborative prizes; the Indigenous Wisdom Award (run in partnership with Be The Earth Foundation) and the Permaculture Magazine Award.

2023 prize recipients

Photo: Ashiniawka – Sapara Women’s Association

Ashiniawka – Sapara Women’s Association

Ancient and Indigenous Wisdom Award
Photo: Beejvan


Intentional Projects
Photo: Instituto Janeraka

Instituto Janeraka

Ancient and Indigenous Wisdom Award
Photo: Jupago Kreká Collective

Jupago Kreká Collective

Established Projects
Photo: Musu Runaka (Young Indigenous People’s Reserve)

Musu Runaka (Young Indigenous People’s Reserve)

Ancient and Indigenous Wisdom Award
Photo: Mycorama


Intentional Projects
Photo: Rawa Fund

Rawa Fund

Influence Award
Photo: Sol Haven

Sol Haven

Permaculture Magazine Award
Photo: Taniala Regenerative Camp

Taniala Regenerative Camp

Intentional Projects
Photo: Tejiendo Futuros NGO

Tejiendo Futuros NGO

Permaculture Magazine Award
Photo: teKio Network Weaver

teKio Network Weaver

Intentional Projects
Photo: Unidos Social Innovation Centre

Unidos Social Innovation Centre

Permaculture Magazine Award


52 organisations from around the world have been awarded Spring Prizes and more than 270 regenerative projects have been shortlisted for awards.

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Past Winner Case Study

Center for Justice and Human Rights in the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua (CEJUDHCAN)

CEJUDHCAN secures indigenous land rights and promotes sustainable land management with communities on Nicaragua’s Atlantic Coast, and was part of the team that led the process granting legal control of native lands to natives.

It was a winner of the Established Projects award in 2018.

Learn more about them, and how winning the Prize has made a difference to their work.