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CSJ Awards 2015 open for applications

Do you work for an organisation reaching people on the margins of society?

Do you know people fighting poverty and creating hope in their local area?

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) is currently taking applications for the CSJ Awards 2015. The final deadline for applications is Friday 12 June 2015.

Our Awards recognise charities or voluntary organisations throughout the UK working to tackle the root causes of poverty and transform lives. Winning organisations receive a £10,000 prize and will be profiled at a ceremony in London on Tuesday 24 November 2015.

Who is eligible?

We are looking for charities or voluntary organisations from local communities throughout the UK.

Applicants must be:

  • A voluntary group with charitable objectives, or a registered charity;
  • Working directly with people living in social or financial poverty in the UK;
  • Seeking solutions that will help people out of poverty;
  • Operating on an annual turnover of less than £3 million.

Applicants will be judged based on whether they are:

  • Transformational
  • Innovative
  • Necessary
  • Person-centred
  • Preventative
  • Value for money
  • Scalable

For more information visit our website page or apply here.

For any queries e-mail: awards@centreforsocialjustice.org.uk

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Core recommendations include a commitment to tackle youth unemployment, and a blanket ban on all new psychoactive substances or so-called legal highs.

As well as the new Government, we'll be hoping to work with the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats as they choose new leaders and plan for the coming parlimentary term.

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Our Director Christian Guy wrote an editorial in the Telegraph on the importance of tackling the housing crisis, and also for Inside Housing magazine on why a change of image would benefit the housing sector.

Fiona Cunningham appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain to discuss the outcome of the General Election.

Deputy Policy Director Ed Boyd was interviewed on BBC WM, which covers the West Midlands, about probation reforms.