The Greensand Trust in partnership with Greensand Country is putting the "Green into Greensand" and looking for Greensand Champions - groups or individual young people who are doing something amazing for the Greensand Country environment. We’d love to hear what young people are doing and give them the recognition they deserve as our ‘Greensand Champions’.

Our aim is to celebrate positive environmental action, support the achievements of those young people doing great work and challenge ourselves and others to do more - together we can really make a difference and help improve our local environment.

What's a Greensand Champion?

A Greensand Champion could be, for example, someone who:

- Offers ongoing support for a local environmental group or cause

- Undertakes proactive habitat enhancement in the Greensand Country landscape area taking action against climate change

- Understands, campaigns and shares information relating to the unique Greensand Country landscape and its vulnerability to climate change and other factors

Here's a list of ideas of what makes a Greensand Champion.

General Award Categories

Anyone from Greensand Country can become a Greensand Champion - entries are open in the following three categories:

  • Individuals aged 10 and under
  • Individuals aged 11 – 18yrs
  • Groups e.g. schools, uniformed groups, youth groups

One overall winner will be chosen in each category by a panel of judges and named as Greensand Champion overall winners in March 2021.

Applications or nominations for the 2020 Greensand Champions scheme must be submitted by end January 2021. If we feel you are a Greensand Champion we'll send you a Greensand Champion digital certificate.

You'll also join the Greensand Champions digital ‘Hall of Fame’ which we hope will inspire others and the first 100 applicants will be able to collect a free Greensand Champions seed bomb as a reward (you will be notified).

You can nominate yourself or someone you know by filling in this form. 

Please return the application form by email to: [email protected]

The Greensand Country Landscape Partnership is led by the Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity and local environment charity, The Greensand Trust, and is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. It is made possible by National Lottery players; without them we couldn’t fund the project.