2017 Stephen Lloyd Awards now open for applications

The Stephen Lloyd Awards Committee has today (Tuesday 14th February 2017) announced that the 3rd annual Awards are open to receive applications. Entrants have an eight week application window which closes on Friday 7 April 2017.


Now entering its 3rd year, the awards were established to support ideas with the potential to achieve practical and sustainable social change. For the past two years, the awards have successfully encouraged projects which reflect both this aim and the values supported by the late Stephen Lloyd, former Senior Partner of Bates Wells Braithwaite.

As with previous years, the Awards Committee is eager to receive submissions which detail an early stage project that will help to address a social problem in an innovative manner, with a vision for systemic change1. The winning applicant will receive significant pro bono advice for their idea from the Committee’s extensive network of contacts, as well as funding of up to £20,000. Shortlisted applicants will also be awarded up to £2,000 to further develop their idea, and will also benefit from similar pro bono expertise.

For those planning to submit entries, please note that applications should be emailed to [email protected]

Phillip Kirkpatrick, Deputy Managing Partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite and one of the founding members of the Stephen Lloyd Awards Committee, said:

“These awards are about recognising and supporting social innovators; the individuals and organisations who use their skills and technical knowledge to address social problems, often in novel ways.

“Over the last two years we have supported some excellent projects and are looking forward to repeating that this year”.

For more information plesase visit www.stephenlloydawards.org


[1] Systemic change – fostering a fundamental change in policies, processes, relationships, and power structures, as well as deeply held values and norms (for further information, please see https://ssir.org/articles/entry/fostering_systems_change, or www.ccitoolsforfeds.org/systems_change.asp)

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