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Ockenden International 2020 Prize for Refugee Project

Ockenden International 2020 Prize for Refugee Project

Country: UK
City: Middlesex
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Ockenden International, the renowned charity for refugees, announces a call for 2020 Prize for Refugee Project in its eighth annual quest. Ockenden prize recognizes and rewards the most effective self-reliance projects for refugees and/or internally displaced people.

Moreover, Ockenden seeks to support locally-based and/or refugee-led organizations that work directly with refugees and displaced people to advance self-reliance. Small-scale local organizations have the ability to be agile, and highly cost-efficient and target specific problems. However, external funding can be hard to access and is often available 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. The prizes include unrestricted grants and rewards initiatives that promote self-reliance among refugees and/or displaced people, with measurable evidence of outcomes that have led to real improvement in the lives of refugees or displaced people. Sound financial governance will also be a factor.

Winners of Ockenden International 2020 Prize

The selection committee will select four best projects among the submission who will share the cash prize of £100,000. The winners will receive an equal share of the cash reward.

Eligibility for the 2020 International Refugee Project Prize

There are no geographical limits on the locations of submitted projects. Moreover, non-profit organizations are welcome to submit the projects that reflect self-reliance for refugees. Further, they can also choose to nominate a project by a non-profit partner or affiliated organization.

Selection Criteria

  • 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 programs 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.

How to apply for 2020 Ockenden International Prize for Refugee Project?

Organizations may apply for the 2020 Ockenden International Prize by participating online. Moreover, organizations must abide by the following rules:

  • Organizations may submit one entry only in each prize year.  Unsuccessful organizations are welcome to reapply in future years.
  • The project must benefit refugees and/or displaced people with a strong emphasis on promoting self-reliance.  The primary focus of the project must be helping refugees and/or displaced people in need, rather than this being an ancillary benefit.
  • The organization must be able to show that the project has been effective with measurable evidence of positive outcomes.
  • The project entered must be up and running before 1 April 2019, six months prior to the launch date for the 2019 Prizes.
  • Organizations must have high standards of financial and administrative governance. Further, they must include a copy of their latest audited, abbreviated accounts with their application. 
  • Organizations may be asked to provide references or other evidence of the project and their financial and administrative governance during the short-listing process. This may also include due diligence on bank accounts nominated by entrants for the receipt of prize money.

The participating organizations may also send the application via postal mail, should there be no access to the internet. In order to do so, the participants must download the application form, fill it and submit it at the address:

2019 Ockenden Prizes c/- Context Graphics Limited 1 Savernake Court, Old Church Lane Stanmore Middlesex HA7 2RJ United Kingdom


The deadline to apply for the 2020 Ockenden Refugee Project International prize is on 1 November 2019. Applications arriving after the deadline are null and void.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline30 November,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerOckenden International
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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