BALI Chalk Fund
The BALI Chalk Fund was started in 1975 with a legacy from the widow of Geoffrey Chalk who was a BALI founder member and owner of Gavin Jones. The BALI Chalk Fund is a charity supporting industry education and training in the landscaping sector. Providing grants to aid development in gardening and horticulture skills.
Thrive uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolates, disadvantaged or vulnerable. This is known as social and therapeutic horticulture - the process of working with plants to improve physical and psychological health, and communication and thinking skills. It also uses the garden as a safe and secure environment in which to develop an individual's ability to socialise, make friends, and gain practical skills that make them more independent and self-reliant.