Today, the Stephen Lloyd Awards Committee invites entries to the Stephen Lloyd Awards, set up to honour the memory of the inspirational lawyer who died in August 2014.

The aim of the awards, reflecting Stephen Lloyd’s commitment to innovation in tackling social issues, is to encourage and support the development of new ideas and early stage projects that have real potential to achieve practical, sustainable social change.

The awards will harness expert pro bono support from specialists in the charity and social enterprise world, as well as finance from philanthropists and social investors. Awards will comprise significant pro bono commitment, plus funding of up to £20,000.

Ideas are welcome in many forms – perhaps a start-up enterprise, or an extension of an organisation’s existing work; a piece of lobbying work or a high profile campaign. The committee is particularly interested in ideas that aim to tackle social problems at a systemic level.

Details of the application process, as well as guidelines for applicants, are available here. Applications should be received between 16 February and 10 April 2015 and 2015 awards are expected to be made in July.

Phillip Kirkpatrick, a member of the awards committee and partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite, said: “Stephen was a social pioneer of the highest order and we are honoured to be able to continue his legacy through these awards.”

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Posted on 16/02/2015 in BWB News

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