Ockenden International Prizes for successful self-reliance refugee projects

Ockenden International has launched its seventh annual quest to find and reward the most effective self-reliance projects for refugees and/or internally-displaced people.

The £100,000 prize will be shared equally by four winners who will each receive £25,000 to extend their endeavours.

Submissions for the £25,000 prizes are sought from non-profit organisations, which can also elect to nominate a project by a non-profit partner or affiliated organisation. There are no geographical limits on the locations of submitted projects, which can also be led by – or have a high level of participation from – displaced people themselves.

Prizes will be awarded to projects that promote self-reliance among refugees and/or displaced people.  ‘Self-reliance’ is understood broadly and may include projects for education, legal assistance, livelihoods or any other programmes that help displaced people build stable, independent lives.

Deadline for applications: 30 November 2018.

For more information visit www.ockendenprizes.org