The annual Stephen Lloyds Awards are now open for applications. Applications close on Friday April 5th 2019

Now entering its 5th year, the awards were established to support ideas with the potential to achieve practical and sustainable social change. For the past four years, the awards have successfully encouraged projects which reflect both this aim and the values supported by the late Stephen Lloyd, former Senior Partner of Bates Wells Braithwaite. 

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 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; however, preference will be given to entries originating from a start-up or early stage project, rather than from a subsidiary of a larger charity organisation.  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.

Anyone resident in the UK, or any organisation or charity established in the UK that has an innovative idea seeking to address a problem systemically, can apply.

All projects must be for exclusively charitable purposes (according to the laws of England and Wales).

For all the info and the chance to apply, please follow this link