Charity Partners

Each year, the BALI National Landscape Awards supports two causes, the BALI Chalk Fund and a nominated second charity. This year, it is the Greenfingers Charity.

BALI Chalk Fund

The BALI Chalk Fund was established in 1975 with a legacy from the widow of Geoffrey Chalk, owner of Gavin Jones Ltd. and founder member of BALI.

The fund is used to support education and training in the landscape sector and has established strong links with BALI’s GoLandscape initiative and other like-minded organisations to assist with delivering its key objectives.

The trust’s current focus is to establish and develop an effective enrichment programme designed to ensure that graduates from partner colleges enter the workforce with the necessary skills, knowledge and where required certification, making them highly employable, work ready individuals.

Greenfingers Charity

Greenfingers is a national charity dedicated to supporting children who spend time in hospices around the UK, along with their families, by creating inspiring gardens for them to relax in and benefit from. They create beautiful, well-designed outdoor spaces for children to enjoy with their family, friends and siblings, whether through play and fun, or therapeutic rest and relaxation. 

Greenfingers Charity is driven by the belief that time spent outdoors, away from the bedside, can offer children and families under considerable stress a vital opportunity to embrace the benefits of being in the fresh air and engaging with the natural environment.