Community prize for a green recovery

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The Lincolnshire Environmental Awards 2021 will award £4,000 to a community with the ambition and plans to create a greener future for their local area.

Last year, the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards were postponed, then cancelled. This year, the organisers, Lindum Rotary Club and Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, are planning to do things a little differently.

Instead of celebrating past achievements, this year’s awards of £4,000 for the winner and £500 for two runner’s-up, will be made to encourage and enable action. The aim is to help communities get back on their feet and do something great for wildlife.

The 2021 award is sponsored by:

Lincs Environmental Awards sponsor logos

Chairman of the Award scheme and Lindum Rotary Club member, Richard Pennell said:

“We realise that many community groups have had to put their environmental projects on hold and others have been inspired to think of new ways that could benefit their local area. As many of us have become more aware of our local green spaces and the value that spending time in nature gives, we thought the time was right to help people get their new environmental projects off the ground.”

In 2021, entering the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards is a chance for communities to see their vision become a reality. Entries are welcome from established or proposed community groups, Parish Councils, allotment societies, youth groups, registered charities and social enterprises within Greater Lincolnshire.

Projects can be proposed for the improvement or development of community green spaces, pathways, small woodlands, natural play areas, community gardens, litter control projects, as well as restoration of old features such as ponds. Projects within school grounds, cemeteries, and churchyards where there is strong community involvement will also be considered.

How to enter the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards 2021

The Lincolnshire Environmental Awards are free to enter.

For your chance of winning £4,000 for your local community environmental project, simply complete our entry form online at: lincsenvironmentalawards.org.uk by Saturday 31 July 2021.

Judging is carried out by an independent panel of experts in their field, selected for their impartiality and experience. The initial shortlisting is based on the information provided. Shortlisted entrants may then be visited by a judge. Finalists will be asked to make a presentation to the judges on Saturday 25 September at Whisby Nature Park in Lincoln. Presentations will be followed by an Afternoon Tea where the winner and runners-up of the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards will be announced.

Conditions of entry

  • For the initial stage of the competition entries should be made via the entry form on our website: lincsenvironmentalawards.org.uk.
  • The application must be for a project that is not eligible for central or local government funding or other statutory funding.
  • £4,000 prize money is awarded in two tranches, the first in September 2021 and the remainder in March 2022 when good initial progress has been evidenced.
  • The two runners up will be awarded £500 each for their projects.
  • In all cases payment must be made to the community groups' own bank account. Payment will not be made to a personal account.

In all matters relating to the awards, the decision of the judges is final.

The Lincolnshire Environmental Awards are organised by the Lindum Rotary Club, Lincoln, and the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and are sponsored by FCC Environment, Lincolnshire Co-op, Maher Millard Construction Ltd and Streets Chartered Accountants.