Ockenden International aims to support locally-based and/or refugee-led organisations that work directly with refugees and displaced people to advance self-reliance. Small-scale local organisations have the ability to be agile, well-targeted and highly cost-efficient. However, external funding can be hard to access and is often tied to a particular project. Refugee experiences are varied and complex, so Ockenden seeks to allow prize-winners to direct the award according to their own priorities rather than ours.
Ockenden International has launched its eighth annual quest to find and reward the most effective self-reliance projects for refugees and/or internally displaced people. The GBP100,000 prize will be shared equally by four winners who will each receive GBP25,000 to extend their endeavours. You can enter a project run by your organisation or you can nominate a project managed by a non-profit partner or affiliated organisation.
The judges will particularly look for:
- Projects that promote self-reliance among refugees and/or displaced people. These may be projects that are led by or have a high level of participation from displaced people themselves; projects providing education, legal assistance, livelihood assistance; and any other programmes that help refugees and/or displaced people build stable, independent lives.
- Projects that have proved to be highly effective in improving the lives of refugees and/or displaced people.Projects that have led to real change in the lives of refugees and/or displaced people.
- Effective initiatives, with measurable evidence of outcomes.
Deadline for applications: 30 November 2019, midnight (GMT)
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