The CSJ Awards 2018
The Social Resilience Award

The Social Resilience Award

‘The Social Resilience Award’ will be awarded to an outstanding, innovative and effective organisation dedicated to forming social resilience in individuals affected by either addiction, serious personal debt, or both.

Charities must show they are either helping those dependent on drugs and/or alcohol to fully recover from their addiction, to become abstinent and to support them to sustain their recovery. Or charities must show they are dedicated to helping people and families facing serious personal debt to acquire the skills to manage their debt and to learn to budget and sustain their finances in the longer term.

Mental ill health and homelessness can be connected to both addiction and serious debt, 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 organisations’ impact through qualitative and/or quantitative data.

Applicants should also be able to explain how their model is replicable and/or scalable, demonstrating that it can be potentially used to help people become socially resilient from all over the UK

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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The publicity generated by our award not only gave us a platform to raise awareness about our work but also resulted in the development of vital new funding streams – a massive thank you to everyone at the Centre for Social Justice- Steps2Recovery. CSJ Award Winner 2017