The Royal Bath & West of England Society and the Duchy of Cornwall are pleased to be able to accept applications for the Prince of Wales Award again for 2022. The award is intended for projects that are run by the people, for the people with the option for large and diverse parts of the community to become involved and this year the judges would welcome applications from groups whose projects have made a difference to their Community during the pandemic.
This ever popular competition offers community initiated projects the chance to win a prize of £1,000 along with the prestige that the endorsement brings.
The award is intended for projects that are run by the people, for the people with the option for the whole community to become involved.
A panel of judges made up of representatives from The Duchy of Cornwall, The Royal Bath & West of England Society and previous Prince of Wales Award winners has the difficult task of compiling a shortlist before visiting each of the finalists.
The project which is deemed to play the strongest part in its local community, and that has clear long term viability, will be named winner with the award presented to them at The Royal Bath & West Show.
The 2019 Prince of Wales Award went to Kempley Produce Market, Gloucestershire. The market was chosen as it played the strongest part in its local community and had long term viability. It provides a venue for local residents to meet on an informal and regular basis, vitally important given the village’s remoteness, lack of transport and elderly population. It also offers a platform for local food producers, promoting an ethos of sustainability and resilience, with profits going towards funding a renewable energy scheme for the village hall.
Cirencester Open Air Pool project were also recognised with a ‘Highly Commended’ citation.