We’re celebrating 40 years of supporting communities to farm, garden and grow together.
When Covid-19 restrictions hit the UK in March 2020 we put our 40th Anniversary Awards, sponsored by McClarrons, on hold. We'd received around 200 entries across the seven categories and it was wonderful to hear about all the amazing individuals, organisations and activities connecting people and nature throughout the UK.
The winners will finally be revealed during a virtual awards ceremony on 25th March 2021.
The best involvement of student(s) in running a school farm
And, as so many members have stepped up to meet the needs of local communities and beneficiaries this year we decided to add one additional award category to recognise the incredible impact that members have had on their local communities, beneficiaries and wider issues.
We will be recognising our 'Covid-19 Response Hero' during the ceremony.
Nominations were open to any group that is improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and the environment through nature-based activities.
A huge thanks to Metal Bird UK for donating beautifully crafted metal birds that award winners will be able to display on their site.
We are extremely grateful to our brilliant sponsors, whose support has made these awards possible.
Our Headline Sponsors, McClarrons, are independent insurance brokers specialising in the Care & Social Welfare and Farming sectors. With dedicated teams who understand the complexities involved in protecting social farms and gardens, our members have found that they can have confidence in the insurance advice they provide. McClarrons offer exclusive rates for our members and are passionate about providing cover for organisations' individual needs. Find out more
A special thanks to the Royal Agricultural University who is sponsoring our two school farm awards. The Royal Agricultural University is at the forefront of agricultural education and a key contributor to the land-based sector. The University prides itself on its links with industry and all courses are designed to meet the demands of the employment market for land-based expertise, both in the UK and worldwide.
If you’re not already a member of Social Farms & Gardens, why not join us? It’s free and there are lots of benefits - more information below.
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