This post details the criteria, judging panel and timeline for the inaugural Charles Kennedy Award for Social Justice.
The Social Liberal Forum launched the Charles Kennedy award for Social Justice at the SLF Conference held a few weeks after his untimely death in 2015. Nominations were officially opened at the subsequent Liberal Democrat Federal conference in Bournemouth in September 2015.
Nominations will remain open until Sunday 13th March 2016 - please contact us for a nomination form.
The award will go to an individual or group which has:
campaigned tirelessly to deliver social justice or to raise awareness of particular groups affected by it
devised innovative and creative approaches to tackle particular issues, overcoming barriers to support
built cross party or cross sector relationships in order to further social justice
challenged or investigated social injustices in a way that has made a difference
engaged in policy advocacy to protect and promote social justice for the most vulnerable
Sunday 13th March Nominations close
Saturday 16th July Winner announced at SLF Conference
Chair: Ros Kayes, SLF Council member and PPC for West Dorset in 2015
Lord Navnit Dholakia, Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader in the House of Lords
Professor Anna Grear, the Founder and Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment
Jonathan Rugman, the award-winning Foreign Affairs Correspondent for Channel 4 News