We have some exciting news to share with you and a request for your help! The Orchard Project have just been shortlisted by the National Lottery Awards for 2019 as one of their top 10 heritage projects for this year. We were nominated for the work that we did on the Celebration of Orchards project to restore 30 veteran orchards across London, set up our cider and juicing enterprise and establish the UK’s first accredited training in managing community orchards. We engaged with over 10,000 people across London and had nearly 2,000 amazing volunteers involved in the project!
Having beat off competition from 750 other projects to get to this stage, we now need YOUR help…
There is a public vote running until the 21st August to choose your favourite project. The winning project will be given £10,000 of prize money and appear on the BBC’s One Show!
It’s really easy to vote, you can either visit:
OR if you are a twitter user, simply share this hashtag on your twitter feed and it will register as a vote #NLAOrchards
If we are the winning project, then the £10,000 prize fund will be used to help climate-proof community orchards that we work with, so that we can all benefit longer term.
Thank you in advance for your support!
The Orchard Project Team