Calling all UK nature innovators…
Is your project using nature to help UK communities adapt to impacts of climate change?
Is your work embracing the priorities and diversity of local communities, involving local voluntary groups, charities or councils?
Apply to the 2023 Ashden Award for Community Nature Adaptation by Wednesday 8 March.
Winning prize fund: £10,000
Supported by: The Lund Trust, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin
Nature is a powerful tool helping us adapt to the impacts of climate change. Woodland and green infrastructure can protect us from extreme heat, while natural drainage systems lower the risk from flooding. When communities help design and deliver solutions, there are even more benefits – as people come together, improve their health, and enjoy getting closer to nature.
The Ashden Award for Community Nature Adaptation will boost innovative and inclusive schemes tackling the dangers of flooding, heat stress and water scarcity. These could feature tree planting, creating wetlands or restoring natural resources. They might involve local voluntary groups, national charities or councils and public bodies. The best examples will embrace the priorities and diversity of local communities.
Businesses, NGOs, government organisations, social enterprises and community groups are all eligible. Work must be currently available to clients, customers or beneficiaries.