We work closely with an Alliance of almost 400 grassroot charities and social enterprises as they are critical to our mission, both in their vital work supporting people out of poverty and through feeding their insights and ideas into our policy work.
The CSJ Awards find the very best grassroot charities and social enterprises from across Britain, gives them £10,000 to scale their impact and puts them in the spotlight for senior politicians, philanthropists and business and charity leaders to be inspired by and learn from.
The event is designed to give Award Winners unique opportunities to connect with other people passionate about furthering the cause of social justice in Britain.
The CSJ Awards 2020 are focussed on finding charities and social enterprises who are proving themselves effective at preventing and tackling poverty in Britain. The award judges will be particularly interested in organisations that:
Please note that charities that have previously won CSJ Awards within the past five years will not be considered.
The CSJ Awards 2020 will have six winners, one for each of the categories below. Charities can apply to multiple categories but will only be able to win one award.
Drug and alcohol addiction is rife in Britain. There is, however, little and shrinking support for those trying to beat their habit and record numbers of people are dying drug related deaths.
The Addiction Award is looking for charities that are effectively supporting people from addiction into abstinence and sustainable recovery.
Britain is in the grip of a family breakdown epidemic. A million children are growing up without any meaningful contact with a father figure and family breakdown is increasingly causing poor child mental health and undermining children’s futures.
The Family Award is looking for charities finding innovative ways of encouraging stronger and more stable families in Britain.
While record numbers of people are in work, everything is not well in the jobs market. For instance, there are over a million disabled people who want to work trapped out of work; and a growing number of people are stuck in low-paid, insecure work with no chance to progress.
The Work Award is looking for charities that are supporting those with significant employment barriers into work and those helping people progress out of low paid, insecure work.
Children from the poorest backgrounds are often not getting the education they need to thrive. Only a third of children on free-school meals get A*-C in English or Maths GCSEs, and only 1% of those in alternative education.
The Education Award is looking for charities that are able to help those from disadvantaged backgrounds thrive in education, thereby boosting social mobility.
Crime disproportionately affects poorer communities and an effective criminal justice system can ensure public safety, improve lives and rehabilitate offenders. Yet currently almost half of all ex-prisoners reoffend within a year and crime is on the up.
The Criminal Justice Award will be looking for charities helping prevent crime, protect victims and turn around the lives of those involved in the criminal justice system.
The Financial Inclusion Award is dedicated to an organisation working to transform the lives of individuals and families gripped by serious personal debt, helping them to develop resilience, rebalance their finances or overcome barriers to credit. The winning organisation will be able to demonstrate the ways they are equipping people facing serious debt challenges with the tools they need to thrive and be fully included in society.
Organisations can apply for awards from Tuesday 9 July 2019. The application process will remain open until Monday 7 October 2019.
To apply, please click on the APPLY NOW button below.
Please note the following information regarding the application process:
The winners will be announced in December 2019.