£3,000 prize for anti-poverty work offered in memory of Paul Goggins

Paul Goggins

A special award has been set up in memory of Paul Goggins, former National Coordinator of Church Action on Poverty who went on to serve as an MP and died earlier this year. If your group or project is doing exceptional work to tackle poverty, you could apply.

The national prize will be awarded to the best civil society initiative that can demonstrate that it has reduced poverty in the community. Worth £3,000, it will be given jointly by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Poverty and the Webb Memorial Trust.

The judges will be looking for innovative and engaging ideas that have worked effectively in and with local communities.

Submissions can take any form, and creative ways of expression are encouraged. Photographs, videos and other visual supporting evidence will be welcomed.

To enter, your organisation or project needs to get your local MP to nominate it before 5 October 2014. MPs of shortlisted projects will be invited to present the proposals in the House of Commons on 19 November 2014, at an awards ceremony to be hosted by the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow.

If you would like to nominate your group or organisation for the Paul Goggins Memorial Prize, please email your MP directly – you can find their details at the Write to Them website.

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