Due Date: November 30, 2018

Entries welcomed for the 2019 Ockenden International Prizes for effective self-reliance refugee tasks. Ockenden International has actually introduced its seventh yearly mission to discover and reward the most efficient self-reliance tasks for refugees and/or internally displaced individuals.

For more than 65 years, Ockenden International has actually assisted refugees and displaced individuals around the world. The International Reward was introduced in 2012 as was a three-year refugee research studies fellowship at Oxford University. This crucial reward for a task that assists refugees or displaced individuals– along with the Oxford University Fellowship– honours Ockenden International’s creator Joyce Pearce and the concepts on which Ockenden was developed.


The GBP100,000 reward will be shared similarly by 4 winners who will each get GBP25,000 to extend their endeavours.

The prize money acknowledge and reward ingenious work that promotes self-reliance amongst refugees and/or internally displaced individuals (IDPs) throughout the world– a differentiating function of Ockenden International given that its creation in 1951.


  • Submissions are looked for from non-profit organisations, which can likewise choose to choose a task by a non-profit partner or connected organisation.
  • There are no geographical limitations on the places of sent tasks, which can likewise be led by– or have a high level of involvement from– displaced individuals themselves.
  • Ockenden International is trying to find tasks, activities and/or programs (each ‘a task’) which promote self-reliance amongst refugees and/or displaced individuals.
  • You can go into a task run by your organisation or you can choose a task handled by a non-profit partner or connected organisation.

Evaluating Requirements

The judges will, in specific, try to find:

  • Tasks that promote self-reliance amongst refugees and/or displaced individuals. These might be tasks that are led by or have a high level of involvement from displaced individuals themselves; tasks supplying education, legal support, income support; and other programs that assist refugees and/or displaced individuals develop steady, independent lives.
  • Tasks that have actually shown to be extremely efficient in enhancing the lives of refugees and/or displaced individuals.
  • Tasks that have actually caused genuine modification in the lives of refugees and/or displaced individuals.
  • Efficient efforts, with measureable proof of results.

Entry Guidelines

  • The task ought to be the focus of the entry. All entries ought to be made through the online Entry Kind and in English. If you do not have access to the web, download the.pdf variation of the Entry Kind, print, fill and publish it to the address listed below to be gotten by November 30, 2018.
  • Organisations might send one entry just in each reward year. Not successful organisations are welcome to reapply in future years.
  • The task should benefit refugees and/or displaced individuals with a strong focus on promoting self-reliance. The main focus of the task should be assisting refugees and/or displaced individuals in requirement, instead of this being a supplementary advantage.
  • The organisation should have the ability to reveal that the task has actually worked with quantifiable proof of task results causing self-reliance for refugees and/or displaced individuals.
  • The task sent should have begun no earlier than 1 September 2015 (i.e. no greater than 36 months prior to the opening date for the existing year’s entries).
  • Organisations should have high requirements of monetary and administrative governance. Organisations should consist of a copy of their newest audited, shortened accounts with their application. Where audited accounts are not readily available, entrants ought to supply other proof of sound monetary governance.
  • Organisations might be asked to supply referrals or other proof of the task and their monetary and administrative governance throughout the short-listing procedure. This might consist of due diligence on checking account chosen by entrants for the invoice of cash prize.
  • Cash prize will just be paid to a checking account kept in the organisation’s name. In no situations will cash prize be paid to an individual checking account. Ockenden International will not be accountable for any bank or transfer costs.
  • Cash prize should just be utilized to assist refugees and/or displaced individuals in requirement and Ockenden International is needed to make sure that cash prize is utilized by a winning organisation for charitable functions. It is expected that, in basic, cash prize will be utilized to continue or broaden the task described in the entry or for a comparable future task run by the organisation.
  • Reward winners will be needed to supply details to Ockenden International about the tasks and using cash prize which Ockenden International will share on its site and in other interactions.
  • The jury’s choice is last and no correspondence will be participated in.
  • By sending an entry, organisations accept be bound by these Guidelines.


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