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.
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.
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.
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.