Lush Spring Prize launches

Lush Cosmetics and Ethical Consumer today launched a new annual prize fund, aiming to replicate the success of the Lush Prize in a new field.

The Lush Spring Prize is a £200,000 annual prize fund to support projects around the world that are working towards environmental and social regeneration.

Regeneration is key to moving livelihoods and economies beyond the sustainable, to revive damaged environments by putting back more than what’s taken out.

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

There are 4 award 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

Nominations close on February 28th 2017, and are welcomed from anywhere in the world.

A diverse panel of judges will choose the winners from a shortlist in March, and the first awards will be presented in May 2017.

For more information see springprize.org