We welcomed applications from individuals, NGOs, social enterprises and other non-profit organisations. For-profit organisations were also encouraged to apply, as long as they could demonstrate the social impact of their work and their need for the prize.
We wanted to attract a broad pool of applicants including those that do not have a traditional focus on the water sector and could bring a different perspective to the issue.
A significant factor in awarding the prize was the organisation’s ability and capacity to spend the prize money effectively, to take their initiative to the next stage of development and beyond. This involved not just looking at how the prize-winner would spend the £100,000, but also at their existing staff capacity, expertise, governance systems and financial and organisational stability.
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