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The Transformation Prize

Seed funding for social and environmental projects



Open to students and alumni of the Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, the Transformation Prize is an innovation award for projects that encourage social cohesion and care for the environment. These aims are of key importance in the climate and biodiversity crises of today. 

This student initiative aims to promote transformative action, and foster the vision required for a future of social and environmental justice.


Transformation Prize 2021

The 2021 Awards Ceremony will be on Zoom, on Weds 29th September at 19:30. Hear from this year's shortlisted entries and our guest speakers and judges! There will also be the opportunity to vote for a people's prize!

Sign up for free to attend via this Eventbrite Link, to receive your joining link.


How To Get Involved

Projects can be of any scale, group or individual, large or small. Ideas may include a communications campaign using social media, an arts project, or a community project in your local area

Think about the ingredients of transformative change; how even something small that you do could make a lasting difference; and how to work with peoples' intrinsic values to motivate pro-environmental and pro-social behaviour

To register your interest in the award, sign up for email updates and access free online project development workshops, please fill this online form


This award supports grassroots projects designed to improve humanity's relationship with the natural world. We ourselves are part of nature - much as we have become so disconnected - and projects are encouraged to see social issues as being intrinsically linked with environmental concerns. Applicants for this award will be asked to consider:

  • How they engage people and help them to take part

  • How their communication and actions connect with and 'switch on' peoples’ intrinsic values

  • How they aim to make a difference that is transformative and inclusive

  • The potential for future replication of their ideas


Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to students and alumni of the Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth

  • The project must be designed and initiated by the applicant(s)

  • There is no geographical restriction to the project

  • Entry is by self-nomination

Community Service


  • Shortlisted entries will be asked to produce a 5-10 minute presentation, to be given in the award ceremony

  • The award will be judged and prize assigned by guest judges and online voting. The decision of the awards panel is final and the panel reserves the right not to issue an award if there are no entries deemed suitable


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