The BALI Chalk Fund: Supporting education and training in the landscape sector

Established in 1975 in memory of BALI founder member Geoffrey Chalk, the BALI Chalk Fund provides funding for skills development across the landscape industry. Trustees comprise past and current BALI members (including several past chairmen) whose role it is to identify industry needs that meet the Fund’s criteria for support and develop innovative ways to deliver appropriate solutions.

To date, the BALI Chalk Fund has facilitated the development of industry training materials, awarded travel scholarships to enable young landscapers to learn from their counterparts overseas, provided training prizes for the winners of the national finals of the WorldSkills UK Landscape Gardening competition and supported land-based colleges by providing trophies for outstanding achievement to students on landscape-related courses. The Fund is currently helping to support the development of an industry student enrichment programme.

"We are really grateful and delighted for BALI Chalk funds on going sponsorship of our student awards and this will be delivered at our Student Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 10th July in the afternoon."

Sarah Seery - Head of Horticulture & Landscaping
Capel Manor College

The BALI Chalk Fund:
Supporting the GoLandscape initiative

Make a Donation

There are many ways you can support your industry charity, credit card payments can simply be made through the link below, you could organise a charity event and raise funds through our Just Giving Page or you can become a Corporate Supporter, raising money throughout the year whilst engaging your staff and raising your profile and that of the BALI Chalk Fund at the same time.


The BALI Chalk Fund has been a supporter of the GoLandscape initiative since its inception and subsequent launch in 2016. The trustees have committed significant funding to establish the pilot phase of the initiative and are excited about what the future holds.

Stories from the BALI Chalk Fund

The BALI Chalk Fund is dedicated to supporting education and training throughout the landscape sector and has established a range of avenues through which it delivers on its obligations, below are just a few of the stories that indicate the impact we are having on the future of our great industry.

BALI Chalk Fund

Top Student Award

BALI Chalk Fund’s Top Student Award is a two-tiered process, the first stage is at College level, we ask the tutors at each BALI Member College to nominate the student that, in their opinion has performed above all others in their year and that they believe will make a positive impact on the industry in the years to come. The Top Student from each college wins a cash prize.

From The Web

GoLandscape News

BALI Chalk Fund Twitter

BALI Awards Twitter

Now it’s the turn of George Truss, top landscape student @WrittleOfficial #congratulations George and good luck in the Nationals

Not long now, get your #tickets for the #nightoftheyear
British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) @BALI_Landscape
Celebrate in true 'Hollywood' style with @BALISouthThames committee by dressing up as your favourite actor to raise funds for @BALIChalkFund at BALI South Thames Charity Summer Ball this August. Individual and 10-seat packages available here

The student award season is underway!!
Thanks to Stuart from Ashlea for making the presentation on our behalf #learning #topstudent @BALIGoLandscape

If you would like to become a #BALIAwards2019 sponsor please contact diane.mcculloch

(quote taken from previous BALI National Landscape Awards sponsor @Vande_Moortel, 2018)

What Happens Next #BALIAwards2019?

1. Adjudication reviews and site visits take place July/August
2. Adjudicators deliberate all winners end August 2019
3. Winners announced during 2nd week September
4. Principal, Special and Grand Awards announced at the BALI Awards Ceremony

A BIG THANK YOU…To everyone that has entered the #BALIAwards2019 – Such amazing schemes, brilliant collaborations, wonderful internal company insights and a LOT of hard work for everyone that has contributed! Our expert adjudication panel will be contacting you soon…