Apply to the 2019 LUSH Spring Prize

A £200,000 prize fund and other support activities, to build capacity for those repairing the earth’s damaged systems.

The Prizes

There are 11 prizes in 4 different prize categories: from the Intentional stage, through to Young and Established organisations, and for Influence.

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Prize categories

The LUSH Spring prize is for organisations that are working to revive damaged social and natural environments, and who want to share what they are doing to inspire and inform others.

There are four different prize categories: Intentional, Young, Established and Influence.

The 2019 Prize is now open for applications, until Friday 9th November at 10.00 GMT.

"Co-herd" project herders take their first carpentry lesson with Tobias Ndlovu under a Rosewood tree on Hwange national park's boundary. Zimbabwe 2017. Photo by Brent Stapelkamp from the Soft Foot Alliance.

Intentional Projects: 4 prizes

For great new ideas and projects up to 1 year old, to help build knowledge and a solid foundation from which to grow.

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Gloria Banda (Headteacher at Luwazi Primary School, Nkhata Bay District), receives her Malawi Schools Permaculture Club Teacher Pack for 2017. Photo by Kate Walkom.

Young Projects: 3 prizes

For projects or organisations that are 1-5 years old, to help develop their environmental and social regeneration work.

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Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) organic compost. Photo by Melissa Schilling

Established Projects: 2 prizes

For organisations that have worked towards regeneration for 5+ years, to help share knowledge and inspire more people and ideas.

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Peasants from the European Coordination Via Campesina, from 16 countries, demonstrate at a march in Brussels against new genetically modified organisms. Picture taken in front of DG Health - EU Commission, on 17 January 2018.

Influence Award: 2 prizes

For those campaigning or lobbying to influence policy, regulation or public opinion in support of regeneration.

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About the Lush Spring Prize

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.

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

  • An annual £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.

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


2018 LUSH Spring Prize winners receive their awards at LUSH’s Beak Street prize event, London.


Past Winner Case Study

Soft Foot Alliance

The Soft Foot Alliance is dedicated to improving the lives and landscapes of people living on the boundary of Hwange national Park, Zimbabwe, while achieving a sustainable co-existence with wildlife.

SFA was a winner of the Intentional Projects award in 2017.

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

Winning and short-listed projects