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
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.
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.
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
BALI Chalk Fund Twitter
BALI Awards Twitter
A huge congratulations to Josh and his college @PershoreColWCG. Extremely well deserved. https://t.co/tiRTaZ6PsX
Thank you to the @BALI_Awards #BALIAwards2020 for your continued support. Any funds received will be used to support education and training in the landscape sector, as well as helping to establish and develop our enrichment programme which helps graduates get work-ready! https://t.co/LLXDTT1Fi3
For the #BALIAwards2020 we are supporting two charities, @BALIChalkFund and @thrivecharity. As we're going virtual this year we are asking for donations via text. Text BALITEN to 70085 to donate £10 or BALITWENTY to donate £20. Terms and conditions apply https://t.co/gYPeipiYTP. https://t.co/eX7jIMPvUJ
Huge congratulations to everyone who won this year’s @ProLandscaperUK's #30Under30! It’s great to see the rising stars that make up the future of our industry https://t.co/68AbSHUQ8b. https://t.co/VRBzuQGTlH https://t.co/gpI8Sx80nq
A look into the future, courtesy of Adam at J Palmer Landscapes. Could this scheme be entered in 2022? They certainly think so, as works commence at Ledston Hall, a Grade 1 property, this April. Earthworks, footpaths and seeding up first, followed by planting in early November. https://t.co/0uL49lIy9F
We continue to work closely with the team at @Grosvenor_House to make this year's #BALIAwards2021 ceremony happen on Friday 3rd December. We can't wait to see which @BALI_Landscape members take part this year when entries open later next month. https://t.co/aA5bwzAxMv
No #BlueMonday feeling here as we look back at our #BALIAwards2020 Employer Excellence Award - Turnover Over £2.5m, sponsored by @FreshHortCareer. We had entries from @JohnOConnerGM @BowlesWyer, @OakViewLandscap @GroundControlGC. Entries for #BALIAwards2021 opening in February. https://t.co/Gp5ITlV00S