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Thank you!

Thank you for signing up to start your LiveSimply award journey!

What happens next

If you're a parish

Your next step is to download, fill in and return this simple Action Plan formPlease save this form now, even if you don't plan to fill it in until later.

Return the completed form or send any questions to and we'll send you a registration certificate to display to show that your community is working towards the LiveSimply award.

If you're a school

Please go to our LiveSimply for schools page for your action plan and resources.

How to start working towards the award

To apply for the award, your community needs to plan one substantial action (something that involves either a significant change or a lot of people) and at least two smaller actions under each of these three headings:

  • living simply

  • living sustainably

  • living in solidarity with people who are poor.

This means a total of nine actions are required.

Ideas to get you started

Start by thinking about what you already do. Perhaps you welcome refugees, support a local food bank, sign CAFOD campaign cards, look after a parish or school garden, collect recycling, or run a Fairtrade stall. You may find you already have a long list.

Then think about what you’d like to do. Applying for the LiveSimply award can give a focus for a new project or boost an idea that’s just waiting to get off the ground. You can include activities which are already taking place – but should include also some that are new, or that aim to reach new people.

LiveSimply Award

The LiveSimply award enables you to strengthen the bonds of community in your parish or your school, to nourish your spiritual life and care for God's gift of creation.