About the 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.

Funding Activity:

Over recent years, the Chalk fund has awarded cash prizes to top landscape students at many of the Uk’s landbased colleges.

The trust’s current primary focus is to establish and develop an effective enrichment programme designed to ensure that graduates enter the workforce with the necessary skills, knowledge and where required certification the industry requires, making them highly employable, work ready individuals.

Our Trustees:

PETER JENNINS O.B.E.

PETER JENNINS O.B.E.
Chairman & former BALI Chairman.

BILL SIMPSON MBE

BILL SIMPSON MBE
Former Principal of Pershore College of Horticulture.

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

NICK COSLETT

NICK COSLETT
Former BALI Chairman & Landscape Architect

PAUL COWELL

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

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