Prince of Wales Award

Entries are open for the prestigious 2018 Prince of Wales Award: the winner will receive £1,000 and a framed certificate.

The Award is open to community organisations and small farms in Devon which are seeking to educate and involve young people in sustainable initiatives.

Applications are invited from community organisations, including schools and, this year, the criteria have been extended to include small farm business diversification projects.

Recent winners include village-based initiatives to improve local facilities, a community shop, an allotment project, a health support group, an Exeter-based group developing community activities around their local park in Heavitree and last year’s joint winners, the Crediton Community Bookshop, and the Children’s Summer Club, Barnstaple.

The Judges will look at all applications within the wide criteria providing there is a sustainable element and visit the short-listed projects to assess which has made the most outstanding contribution to improving the lives of their community.

Timetable for the Award:
March 12 - Applications closed
April 17-19 - The judging panel will visit those short-listed
Saturday, May 19 - The Prince of Wales Award will be presented at the Devon County Show

Click here to download the application form
Any queries, please telephone Lisa Moore 01392 353781

The 2017 Award was won jointly by the Children's Summer Club, a street-based youth club in Barnstaple, and the Crediton Community Bookshop, which aims to promote literature and literacy for the benefit of people in mid-Devon. The photo above shows Cathie Holden, centre, chatting with The Prince of Wales about Crediton Community Bookshop’s Schools Outreach Programme with Dee Lalljee, left, bookshop manager. Photo credit: Charlie Richards