London organisations working with homeless people are eligible to enter the annual Andy Ludlow Awards. Now in their 13th year, the awards celebrate innovation and good practice among organisations tackling homelessness in London, with £25,000 on offer to the winner.
Social landlords, borough housing departments and health and voluntary organisations across the capital are all eligible to apply.
The awards are funded by the London Housing Foundation, the Mayor of London, Shelter and all of the London boroughs. London Councils runs the awards on their behalf.
The outright winner will receive £25,000 with £10,000 going to two runners-up and £2,000 going to three shortlisted projects.
This year, to mark the 21st anniversary of the London Housing Foundation, a special award of £15,000 for the best use of volunteers is available to this year’s entrants and past shortlisted/winners of the Andy Ludlow Award.
Last year’s winner was the London Pathway, an organisation giving homeless people access to proper healthcare. Its Chief Executive Alex Bax said: “Winning the Andy Ludlow Award was a major boost to the London Pathway. More important than the money was the validation it gave us that other people thought we were doing something right”.
The awards awards were established in 1998 in memory of Andy Ludlow, former director of Housing and Social Services in the London Borough of Haringey.
The closing date for entries is noon on 10 May 2011.
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