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.

For the 2023 Prize we received hundreds of nominations from around the world, which have been narrowed down to a shortlist of exceptional projects and organisations. The award recipients will be announced in May.

For 2023 we also have two additional collaborative prizes: the Ancient and Indigenous Wisdom Award and the Permaculture Magazine Award.

Our diverse panel of judges comes from a wide spectrum of movements representing regenerative design, permaculture, food sovereignty, transition, biomimicry and eco-village networks.

2023 Shortlist


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

Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL)

SOIL was formed in 2006 by a team of ecologists and human rights advocates to improve the lives of Haitians. By taking a holistic approach, SOIL’s work simultaneously revives damaged social and natural environments.

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.