Nesta’s Good Help Award rewards VCSE organisations who demonstrate how they are helping people transform their lives by helping them develop their sense of purpose and confidence to take action.
Nesta define ‘good help’ as:
- ‘Good help’ is all about helping people to identify and achieve their own sense of purpose. It recognises that when a programme’s purpose is aligned with a person’s purpose both parties are more engaged and motivated to work together to take action.
- ‘Good help’ is focussed on helping people develop their confidence. It recognises that individuals will find different sources more or less helpful at different times and in different contexts.
- ‘Good help’ can support people to create a positive cycle of action that helps them move towards their goals. In time, this can lead to transformational changes in their life circumstances.
- Seven characteristics of ‘good help’ that can be built into public services and social programmes are: power sharing; enabling conversations; tailoring; scaffolding; role modelling and peer support; opportunity making; and transparency
There are three awards available – one £15,000 winner, and two £5,000 runners up – for organisations already running established projects, programmes or services that offer ‘good help’.
Deadline: Monday 30 April, 12 noon.
For more information and how to apply please click here.
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