The aim of the awards, in line with Stephen’s own approach, 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 application window for 2016 is Monday 1st February – Friday 25th March
The heart of the awards is the bringing together of 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 five 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. They might be a discrete piece of lobbying work or a high profile campaign; the aim might be to change policy or legislation or to create a new legal form or financial structure, for example.
Who Can Apply?
Anyone or any organisation that has an innovative idea that seeks to address a problem systemically