Applications open for OVO Foundation’s Nature Prize in the UK (application deadline: 27 November 2023)

Let’s Go Zero – the national campaign for zero carbon schools – with the support of the OVO Foundation are helping school staff and students create fantastic, inspirational projects that inspire climate action through a connection to nature via the Ovo Foundation Nature Prize

For a chance of winning, schools just have to tell them how they would use a prize to bring their students closer to nature.

Projects might involve tree planting, vegetable growing or supporting wildlife on the school grounds, but your school is free to be as creative as it likes. Their judges will be looking for creative and engaging ideas with the power to inspire young people and the wider school community, and are keen to reward projects that benefit less advantaged groups, such as those in underserved areas. 

Winning schools will also get the opportunity to share the story of what they are doing, and the impact it is creating.

There are 25 chances to win: 10 prizes of £1000 and 15 prizes of £200.

The deadline for applications is Monday 27th November 2023.

Who can apply?

o Schools, colleges and nurseries across the UK can apply – but entry is not open to independent schools.
o Projects must involve students aged 18 and under. 
o Projects must engage with the wider school community e.g., parents, local community groups or other schools.
o The Foundation is particularly interested in hearing from schools from less advantaged areas or those in areas more vulnerable to climate impacts. 

For further information please visit the OVO Foundation website.