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The City of London Growing Localities Awards 2014/15

Over the course of the last two years Lemos&Crane and the City of London Corporation’s Charity, the City Bridge Trust have run the Growing Localities Awards – which celebrate innovative use of nature and green spaces to improve and enhance lives across the capital. The response to the awards has increased each year, with more than 160 excellent entries received in 2013/2014.

Building on the success of previous years Lemos&Crane and the City Bridge Trust are launching an even bigger Growing Localities Awards scheme for 2014/2015. The awards will recognise a wider range of creative projects and people working to use London’s green spaces to improve the livelihood of its residents. The scheme will culminate in a celebratory event and related publication in spring 2015.

Entries for the Growing Localities Awards are invited from projects and initiatives that involve any one or a combination of the following categories: 

  • Gardening and growing food
  • Introducing young people to nature
  • Keeping animals
  • Nature themed arts and crafts
  • Reclaiming and developing wasteland

Entries for the Growing Localities Awards will be judged based on criteria including:

  • Originality – the distinctiveness and memorability of the project idea
  • Replicability – how others could be inspired by and run similar projects themselves
  • Reach – the numbers of people involved in the project, particularly in engaging the wider community
  • Diversity – of people engaged, particularly those who are ‘hard to reach’ or have challenging needs and who are brought together with the local community
  • Impact – of the project (demonstrated qualitatively or quantitatively) on people’s health, well-being, relationships, skills, knowledge, sense of purpose and belonging.

Prizes for the winners for the Growing Localities Awards

A total of £2,500 will be awarded as well as certificates for highly-commended entries. Winners will be announced, and prizes awarded at a celebratory event in spring 2015.

For more information and the application form, please visit Lemos&Crane.