The CSJ Awards 2018
The Education, Employment and Skills Award

The Education, Employment and Skills Award

‘The Education, Employment and Skills Charity Award’ will be awarded to an outstanding, innovative and effective organisation dedicated to helping children and young people facing educational failure.

We want to see how their lives are improved and how they are helped to access education and opportunities that allow them to build an independent life and reach their full potential.

We want to see people struggling with employment issues helped into the workplace, along with the support necessary to sustain and develop their skillset and employability. Mental ill health and homelessness can be connected to educational failure and all work in these areas will be considered as part of this award.

All applicants must demonstrate how their model is sustainable and clearly outline their impact through qualitative and/or quantitative data. Applicants should also be able to explain how their model is replicable and/or scalable, and can be potentially used to help people all over the UK realise their full potential.

Application Instructions

Please read the instructions carefully to avoid your application not being processed

  • Applications will stay open until 17.00hrs on Friday 13th October 2017
  • All applicants must not exceed an annual turnover of £3 million and must be based in the UK
  • There is one application form per category. Some charities may offer services that apply to more than of the one categories listed. These charities may apply for more than one category but will only be eligible for one prize.
  • Applicants must not exceed the word limit for each question. Applications will not be processed if any answers exceed the word limit.
  • If you are applying for the Social Enterprise awards, you must only be a social enterprise and cannot be a charity with social enterprise as a part of your offer.
  • You cannot apply if you have won one of our Awards in the last five years.
  • Shortlisted charities will be visited by someone from the CSJ between the 20th October and 5th November.
  • A team of very senior philanthropists, media personalities and business people will carry out judging on the 5th December.
  • Winners will be announced before Christmas
  • The Award Ceremony will be on the 13th March 2018. Both winners and shortlisted charities will be invited to this event.

When applicants have filled out their application form they must email them to [email protected]
Application deadline: 17:00 on Friday 13th October 2017

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Receiving this award has been absolutely fantastic. It really gives Red Balloon the credibility to continue. We know what we do and we know we do it well and suddenly someone has said ‘well done.- Red Balloon Learner Centres. CSJ Award winner 2017