Tuesday, 27 September 2011

The Acorn Awards

Lemos&Crane presents The Acorn Awards – offering total prize money of £1,500 - for projects that use nature to enhance and improve 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.

  Examples of projects might include:
  • Appreciating nature – eg walks and trips, learning and study, capturing or expressing nature through the arts, etc
  • Working with nature – eg growing things, gardening, cultivating land, improving environments and neighbourhoods, etc
  • Preserving nature – eg ‘green’ projects, sustaining wild-life and habitat, looking after animals etc
Entries are invited from organisations that provide:
  • Supported housing
  • Adult social care
  • Criminal justice
  • Social housing
  • Community regeneration
Deadline for entries – 5pm Friday, Nov 18, 2011
Shortlist announced – Monday, Dec 5, 2011
Winners announced – Monday, Dec 19, 2011

For more information please visit their website here

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