|Posted by Lewisham Gardens on January 7, 2014 at 8:35 AM|
The City of London Growing Localities Awards 2013/14
Celebrating excellence in using nature to enhance and improve local communities
Does your organisation use nature to improve people's lives?
A total of £2,500 prize money is being offered to projects which use nature to enhance and improve local communities and the lives of vulnerable or socially excluded people, generating positive outcomes such as health and well-being, new skills and knowledge, new relationships, and a sense of purpose and belonging.
This year, entries are invited for projects and initiatives in London that involve any one or combination of:
Entries are invited from not-for-profit organisations in the capital such as:
Entries will be judged based on criteria including:
Originality – the distinctiveness and memorability of the project idea
Replicability – how others could be inspired by and run similar projects themselves
Reach - the numbers of people involved in the project, particularly in engaging the wider community
Diversity - of people engaged, particularly those who are ‘hard to reach’ or have challenging needs and who are brought together with the local community
Impact – of the project (demonstrated qualitatively or quantitatively) on people’s health, well-being, relationships, skills, knowledge, sense of purpose and belonging.
Deadline for entries – Friday, January 24th, 2014
Shortlist announced – End of February 2014
Winners announced – April 2014
Rules and procedures
Entries must be completed using this entry form and submitted electronically here
Receipt of all entries submitted online will be automatically acknowledged.
Entrants may be asked to provide further information.
The judges' decision is final. Awards will be made at the judges' discretion and no correspondence will be entered into concerning any decision. Not all the awards advertised may be awarded if the judges consider the criteria have not been met. Additional commendations may be made at the judges' discretion.
The content of any entry may be used for informing other practitioners and also for publicity purposes unless the entrant withholds their consent to this in writing.
Entrants are deemed to have accepted these rules and procedures and to have agreed to be bound by them when entering this competition.
For more information on the awards and to enter click here.