The Lush Spring Prize is facilitated and coordinated in partnership with Ethical Consumer, an independent, not-for-profit co-operative based in Manchester, UK.
The Springboard is a small fund and research initiative, aimed at exploring the wider regenerative network. Through working with and analysing previous Spring Prize applicants, we begin to gain insights as to where we can make the best possible impact through our funding and support.
The Lush Spring Prize is a biennial fund which awards £200,000 to a diverse array of organisations from around the world that are working towards environmental and social regeneration.
With each prize, awards have been given to 11 projects within four categories: Intentional Projects, Young Projects and Established Projects, as well as an ‘Influence Award’ which seeks to fund groups that have a wide impact in the regenerative field and beyond.
The Lush Spring Prize 2021 highlights
This year’s Lush Spring Prize saw the arrival of 412 applications from almost every continent and a 61% increase in geographical reach in terms of countries.
A team of 24 short listers were enrolled to thoroughly analyse each application, including participants from all across the Lush business.
Alongside our core prize categories, two new categories were introduced; the Ancient and Indigenous Wisdom Award and the Youth in Permaculture Prize.
We were also able to support some organisations who didn’t receive a Lush Spring Prize, through the Re:Fund.