If there’s one silver lining to the Pandemic, it’s how many amazing people have stepped forward to find inspirational ways to connect with their community over the past 12 months - despite the restrictions imposed by lockdown. As such, the Devon County Agricultural Association is expecting a bumper crop of entries this year for the 2021 Prince of Wales Award.
Have you set up a not-for-profit group or project in Devon designed to benefit your community over the past twelve months?
Maybe you’ve set up a food bank and are distributing food to those who need it most.
Perhaps you run a choir group but have extended your reach to those who have thrived on the joy that comes from singing over the past year.
Are you a support group who has found ways to connect regularly online with those who are vulnerable such as first-time parents, who are really struggling with the isolation imposed by lockdown.
Are you finding ways to help people deal with mental health issues through gardening, crafting or other hobby related activities?
The Prince of Wales Award 2021 is open to any group/organisation that is making a genuine difference to the community especially during this challenging time.
The winning entry will receive the first prize of a cheque for £1,000 which will need to be invested in furthering your project to the continued benefit of the community.
To check whether your project/initiative is eligible for the award, visit Prince of Wales Award 2021.pdf (devoncountyshow.co.uk) to download the entry form.
Entries need to be in by May 1st. The judges will be from the Duchy of Cornwall and the DCAA, and the shortlisted entries will be judged via Zoom in May. The winner will be announced at the end of May and invited to the Devon County Show 2021 in July to formally accept the award.