CSJ Awards 2021 and CSJ Foundation Launch
Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 19:00 - 22:00
The CSJ Awards exist to ensure that the voices of those working to tackle poverty around the country are heard by decision-makers in Westminster. Each year, the entire CSJ team dedicate themselves to scouring the country to identify the most outstanding, innovative, and effective organisations who fight poverty on the frontline. We look for organisations who help the hardest to reach, who inspire us with their profound impact, and who have discovered ways of scaling their work beyond their own neighbourhood.
This year’s winners are:
The Snowdrop Project was set up in 2012 to provide long-term support to survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery. Snowdrop was founded and built on the needs of survivors who consistently cited the absence of long-term support from the state.
Oasis Community Centre is a beautiful and vibrant 2-acre garden, hidden in the centre of the Kilton estate, Worksop. They operate as the heart of the community through running over 30 projects and activities for all ages, needs and interests in the community. Through their therapeutic interventions, Oasis aim to reduce isolation, to improve health and wellbeing and increase the life opportunities and chances for all people in the area.
MCR Pathways is a mentoring and talent development programme which supports young people in or on the edges of the care system in Scotland. Working within the school system, they seek to eliminate the education and life chances gap that exists between care-experienced young people and their peers.
One25’s mission is to support women who engage in street sex work and all vulnerable women, to help them move from crisis and trauma towards independence in the community. They work in partnership with over 70 local agencies to get the right help at the right time for each woman they support. Almost every woman supported by One25 has experienced domestic or sexual violence, and most battle with addiction and homelessness.
At the Awards ceremony in Westminster, we will be launching the CSJ Foundation. We will be joined by a number of prominent political and media figures such as Nadhim Zahawi, Victoria Atkins, Alex Burghart, Robert Halfon, Robert Buckland, Matt Hancock, Stephen Timms, Carolyn Harris, and Tim Farron, and headlined by Sir Iain. We will also be celebrating the 2020 and 2021 CSJ Charity Awards winners, who were not able to receive their awards in person due to pandemic restrictions.
CEO, Centre for Social Justice
Iain Duncan Smith
Founder, Centre for Social Justice
Journalist, Associate Editor at The Telegraph
Managing Director, CSJ Foundation
James Cracknell OBE
British rowing champion and double Olympic gold medallist
Journalist and television presenter
Restaurateur and presenter, The Great British Bake Off
Sky News presenter