This award is for volunteer community groups who are greening their local environment, for instance residents working together to improve their street, ‘Friends’ improving their churchyard or local park or perhaps an allotment or community orchard group.
It’s non-competitive and any group in the Region may enter, whether or not they’re involved in the Northumbria in Bloom competition.
How is the group assessed?
An experienced Northumbria in Bloom Assessor will visit in the summer to hear about your group’s work and see your achievements. They can give valuable feedback and advice on how to develop your activities and encourage future progress.
Achievements are assessed under three headings :
Community Participation (40%)
Environmental Responsibility (30%)
Gardening Achievement (30%)
What is the Award?
The group will receive an RHS Certificate of Achievement, presented at a ceremony in the autumn. It will reflect which of these five levels has been achieved:
Level 1 Establishing 0 – 35 points
Level 2 Improving 36 – 52 points
Level 3 Advancing 53 – 68 points
Level 4 Thriving 69 – 85 points
Level 5 Outstanding 86 – 100 points
So theres no entry form here, they just need to email Jo with some background info and a picture.