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 started in 1975 with a legacy from the widow of a founder member of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) and owner of landscape and grounds maintenance contractor Gavin Jones Ltd, Geoffrey Chalk. The Fund receives bequests and donations and is one of two beneficiaries of the charity collection at BALI’s National Landscape Awards each December.

With a remit to support education and training in the landscape sector, the BALI Chalk Fund’s trustees, who include former BALI National Chairmen and Board Directors, provide financial support to encourage companies to offer industry apprenticeships in addition to helping individuals who need financial assistance to pursue industry education and training.

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.