Win Money for a Permaculture Project

Permaculture magazine
Wednesday, 18th January 2017

The Lush Spring Prize has been launched to support environmental and social regeneration projects. Your permaculture project could win up to £75,000 from their pot of £200,000.

Permaculture projects have the chance to win money to help them continue their work and grow.

Lush and Ethical Consumer Research Association have launched the new Lush Spring Prize, a £200,000 annual prize fund that aims to support projects around the world working towards environmental and social regeneration.

There are thousands of permaculture projects world wide who come under the four categories (below), with 11 awards to be won.

The Lush Spring Prize aims to support a shift towards doing things differently; affording more people the resources and the opportunity to do so.

The Prize will award funds annually to those who are engaging in the process of regeneration in the following four categories:

  • Intentional Projects (£50,000) - backing for great ideas in the early stages
  • Young Projects (£75,000) - projects 1-5 years old seeking to grow
  • Established Projects (£50,000) - beacons demonstrating success and withstanding the test of time
  • Influence Award (£25,000) - lobbying or campaigning to influence policy or public opinion in support of regeneration

A diverse panel of judges will meet in March and winners will be awarded their prizes at a high-profile event in May 2017.

Nominations are welcomed from anywhere in the world, so please spread this message to every project you know, and give them a chance to win this life-changing prize.

Permaculture is making massive strides with research, creating solutions, educatiing whole communities and bringing people together. Let's help these projects reach even wider audiences.

Nominations are open until February 28th 2017. To find out more information and apply visit: