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 charity Perennial.

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.

Perennial Charity

Perennial helps anyone who creates or maintains gardens, parks, sports facilities and other green spaces. If you work with plants, trees or grass, Perennial is your charity and can help you if you need support. Everyone working in or retired from horticulture can receive our free and confidential tailored one-to-one advice, support and financial assistance for as long as extra support is needed.

Perennial’s friendly, experienced and professional team helps individuals and their families as they deal with life-changing events such as serious injury, long-term illness, family bereavement, redundancy or family breakdown. We want everyone who works in horticulture to know that help is here if they need it and that no problem is too large or small.