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Following the launch of our 20th anniversary campaign earlier this year – Change the World in 20 Ways – we are delighted to announce we have chosen our winners and given away a total of £20,000 to fund community-based projects across the UK.
We received dozens of entries from a variety of groups and individuals all hoping to receive £1,000 each to get their ideas off the ground, and make a positive difference to the communities around them.
We were blown away with the imaginative ideas and incredible initiatives put forward for our consideration, which made it an extremely tough and challenging job to choose our eventual winners!
change the world in 20 ways – winners announced
The winning projects, which range from helping the homeless to providing disabled facilities, and developing educational initiatives to raising awareness of issues such as dementia, have been announced as:
- Anne Keller from West Malling, Kent, for her Dementia Booklet
- Bat Live Tours, Larne, County Antrim
- Birmingham Cloth Nappy Network
- Buckingham Community Projects
- Central Area Residents Improvement Group (CARIG), Swindon
- Creggan Pre-School Trust, Londonderry
- Devon & Cornwall Food Action
- Eco-Explore Community Interest Company, Caerphilly
- Edible Rotherhithe
- Horsham Repair Café, West Sussex
- Killingbeck Community Allotment, Leeds
- Lesley Penistone from Woking, Surrey, for her keep-fit sessions for children with challenges
- Owd Martha’s Yard, Barnsley
- Steve Thompson from West Malling, Kent, for his Homeless Project
- Sussex Wildlife Trust Beach School
- The Henfield Shed, West Sussex
- The Hero Project, Coalville, Leicestershire
- The Goodlife Listening Project, Wolverhampton
- The 21st Plymouth Scout Group
- The Plymouth Regional Head & Neck Cancer Support Group
The campaign has been supported by well-known anatomist, author and TV presenter, and Green People’s official brand ambassador, Professor Alice Roberts.
"Green People’s ‘Change the World in 20 Ways’ campaign has highlighted groups and individuals who are working hard to make a positive difference in the world. The projects that have won funds are so diverse - some focused on health and disability, others on building community cohesion, or promoting nature education, but they all have something important in common - they’re led by motivated and inspirational people who care deeply about others, and the environment."
- Professor Alice Roberts
And although we weren’t able to fund all the projects put our way, all other entrants will receive a luxurious and indulgent hamper of Green People goodies.
Thanks to everyone who took part - we can’t wait to see the results of our winners’ efforts in the coming months!