DIY and garden centre retailer B&Q is offering awards of between £1,000 and £10,000 (€1,500 and €15,000 in the Republic of Ireland) of its products to voluntary organisations in its new One Planet Living Awards for 2008.
The awards are open to environmental groups, community organisations, schools, charities or sports clubs who are helping to regenerate local areas, support local culture/heritage projects, or supporting wildlife, natural habitats and energy saving activities.
The awards are part of B&Q’s new partnership with environmental impact experts BioRegional which aims “to help B&Q reduce its ecological footprint and help their customers do the same”.
B&Q is also offering two awards of £5,000 combined cash/product to schools who submit “innovative science-based proposals, showing a real understanding about the environment and the importance of tackling climate change”.
Applications will be accepted between 28 January and 28 March 2008, and application forwards are available for download from B&Q.