Published on 07.04.2022

Enter your green schemes for a LOVE Northumberland award

Applications are now open for this year’s LOVE Northumberland Awards – the annual celebration of all that is great about community environmental work in the county. 
The awards, now in their 11th year, will culminate in a special event at the Alnwick Garden with the Duchess of Northumberland in the summer.
Community groups, schools and individuals can apply in seven different award categories for projects and initiatives which improve their local areas or neighbourhoods.
The LOVE Northumberland Awards 2022 allow the county council to recognise the fantastic work of a great many groups and individuals who are doing their bit to make the county greener and cleaner.
Councillor John Riddle, cabinet member for local services at Northumberland County Council said: “We are delighted to be able to host the LOVE Northumberland Awards in the summer again and are looking forward to a good number of entries.
“It really is an uplifting event, celebrating the amazing work of schools and community groups, as well as individual volunteers, whose commitment showcases the fantastic environmental work going on in our beautiful county. 
“Judges have always been extremely impressed with the high calibre of nominations and I am sure this year will be no exception.  
“If you have an environmental story to tell, please make an application.”
Entries are invited for the categories of:
  • Best children’s project;
  • Best young people’s project;
  • Best urban project;
  • Best coast or countryside project;
  • Outstanding individual;
  • Best community response to the climate change emergency
The closing date for entries for the 2022 awards is Friday 13 May at 4pm, and full details and an application form can be found at or by email from
Winners will be presented with their awards by Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland at an event at The Alnwick Garden on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.