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Bee Bold Awards

What are the awards?

We want the West of England to be the Bee and Pollinator Capital of the UK. West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris has launched the region’s first Bee Bold Awards to recognise organisations big and small that are taking positive action to support bees and pollinators.

We are working together to increase the number of bees and pollinators in the region and make the West of England the Pollinator Capital of the UK. This will help to tackle the ecological crisis within the region.

41% of pollinator species including bees and butterflies are in decline across the UK. Our Climate and Ecological Strategy Action Plan sets the ambition to increase wildlife by 30% by 2030.

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Why apply to the awards?

We all need to work together to protect and support pollinators and other crucial species to recover and thrive.

The Bee Bold Awards will share success stories and practical ideas to showcase our region and celebrate our innovative organisations.

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Who can apply?

All businesses, charities, or community organisations currently operating within the region. Applications are welcomed from all sizes of organisations.

We will work with award winners to celebrate and promote their pollinator activity across the region.

To reflect the wide range of activity within the region, there will be two categories for the awards: Space for Nature and People for Nature.

We’re investing millions of pounds across the region to create new habitats and support wildlife. However, we need businesses to work with us to achieve our 2030 ambitions.

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Space for Nature Award

Recognising organisations that use their land, buildings or influence to actively create pollinator-friendly places. 

These awards will recognise initiatives that: 

  • Protect, enhance, connect and expand land for nature and pollinators  
  • Use the built environment to support pollinator species 
  • Reduce habitat loss  
  • Support sustainable sourcing, procurement or production 
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People for Nature Award

Recognising organisations that engage their employees, customers, communities and partners to actively create pollinator-friendly places. 

These awards will recognise initiatives that: 

  • Bring employees together to work on environmental issues 
  • Support community initiatives 
  • Raise the profile of business in supporting pollinators 
  • Involve or engage customers with pollinators 
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Key application dates

The awards opened on 11 May and applications close on 9 September 2022. The awards will be assessed by a panel of local people including Metro Mayor Dan Norris. Award winners will be announced during Great Big Green Week (24 Sept – 2 October 2022). 

Award judging will consider the amount of pollinator space created, the number of bees and pollinator species supported, the level of involvement from staff and local communities and inventiveness.

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Bee and pollinator capital

We want our region to the be UK Bee & Pollinator Capital, with a range of habitats and spaces for our bees and wildlife to flourish.

Pollinator business resources

We have developed some useful information and tips on how we can all play our part to support bees and pollinators across the region.

Tackling the ecological emergency

Our Climate and Ecological Strategy and Action Plan sets the ambition for nature to be in recovery by 2030 and increase the abundance of wildlife by 30% in 2030.