Since 2011 WWOOF Portugal is giving a grant of 500 euros to a host farm.
The projects can be submitted by Hosts that are a member for at least 2 years and didn't got this grant in the last 2 years.
An International panel of WWOOF coordinators will choose the winner.
|Due to a severe fire that totally destroyed one host farm at Madeira Island we donate the amount of the grant directly to them without opening a contest.|
|This year the price went to organize a free workshop and to build a clay WWOOFers house.|
This host was sponsored to build a 10.000 liters water tank and 700 meters of irrigation system.
Sponsoring a shower block with the water supplied from the river using a RAM pump, heated using the power of the sun and recycled to irrigate the crops afterwards.
|This grant went to build a roof and buy some solar equipment on a farm on Central Portugal.|
They completed the project with success and the WWOOFers can enjoy now a beautiful outside kitchen!
|The grant went initially to dig a lake that will provide a rain water reservoir. As the host underestimated the budget necessary to build the lake, he gave up the grant.|
The grant was redirected to the second place to build a clay house to function as a kitchen with an extra room for cheese production and storage.