Will be awarded to an individual or organisation that has developed a ground breaking new product, concept or service to benefit a community.

The entry must show entrepreneurial thinking and demonstrate how it will make a positive impact on people’s lives.

Prize applications will need to be submitted via our online application portal and final submissions must be made by no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 31st July 2018.

Please make sure you read through the eligibility and assessment criteria before starting your form. Entrants do not need to be employed in the charity or third sector, but must be able to specify how their idea will make a positive social contribution.

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Case Study: Building Bright Futures for young women in South Shields

Overview: Bright Futures is a charity in South Shields, working in the community to support and empower girls and young women, aged 5-25. The emphasis of all the projects run by Bright Futures is to build the skills and confidence of young women and to raise awareness about some of the issues that could affect them. The work includes:

  • Raising awareness of sexual health, teenage pregnancy and the risks of substance misuse.
  • Promoting good physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Running ambassador projects which allow young women to create and deliver social action projects for the benefit of their community.
  • Running educational courses and a job club in the local community.

Why did it inspire us?

Bright Futures is the creation of two inspiring women, who want to make sure that girls and young women in their community get the support and opportunities they deserve. Parts of South Shields are among the poorest in the country, but Bright Futures have shown vision and bravery to make a real difference to people’s lives.


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