The aim of these awards is to help create success by finding and nurturing innovative ideas and projects that can lead to practical, sustainable social change.
The awards committee is particularly interested in supporting ideas that address social problems at a systemic level. The awards bring together experts that can deliver practical, free support to shortlisted candidates as well as award winners. In addition, funding of up to £20,000 will be made available to support award winners in developing their initiatives.
At the shortlist stage the awards will make up to ten awards of up to £2,000 to assist candidates to further develop their ideas.
Ideas may come in many forms. They may be:
a new-start enterprise or an extension of an organisation’s existing work;
a discrete piece of lobbying work or a high profile campaign;or
work to change policy or legislation or to create a new legal form or financial structure.