about BALI Chalk Fund

About us

The BALI Chalk Fund was established in 1975 with a legacy from the widow of Geoffrey Chalk, owner of Gavin Jones Ltd. and founder member of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI).

Since this date, the Fund has received other bequests and donations and has also benefited from specific BALI Charitable Fund Raising activities.

Our Purpose:

To support and develop a highly skilled and engaged landscaping community that meets the needs of the industry, its organisations, and its people.

Our Aims:

  • To provide financial and inspirational support for organisations and initiatives with aligned and complimentary objectives.
  • To seek opportunities to maximise the outcomes achieved with its funds at each stage.
  • To develop an employer led network to ensure BCF is, and remains relevant.
  • Seek, establish and develop significant sources of funding to ensure the fund is effective in perpetuity.

Our Grant Making Policy:

For details of our grant making policy click here.

Our Trustees

Peter Jennins

Peter Jennins O.B.E.

Chairman & former BALI Chairman.

Martyn Mogford

Martyn Mogford

Former BALI Director & Treasurer, former Director/Owner of Gavin Jones Ltd, current Director of Clifton Nurseries Ltd

Richard Gardiner

Richard Gardiner

Former BALI Chairman & Director of NAG Solutions

Sarah Seery 020523


Former Head of Horticulture and Landscape @Capel Manor College & Quality Manager for Teaching & Learning

Paul Downer


Former BALI Chairman, Managing Director of Oak View Landscapes & Honorary Fellow of Writtle University College

Nick Coslett


Former BALI Chairman & Landscape Architect


Stuart Phillips

Landscape & Horticulture Apprenticeships Deputy Lead Assessor


Richard Kay

Former BALI Chairman, Former Chairman of Green-tech

Paul Cowell


Former BALI Chairman, Landscape Architect & Director of P.C.Landscapes Ltd.

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