Deadline: November 24, 2017

Applicants are invited to apply for the biennial Grassroots Justice Prize competition to recognize grassroots organizations and institutions, large and small, across the globe, that are working to put the power of law into people’s hands.

All three of this year’s awards are for grassroots justice projects that focus on legal empowerment. Legal empowerment means giving people the power to know, use, and shape the laws that affect them.

Award Information

​The Achmed Dean Sesay Memorial Prize for Innovation $10,000 USD
The Nomboniso Nangu Maqubela Memorial Prize for Scalability and Sustainability $10,000 USD​
The Elders’ #WalkTogether Prize for Courage $10,000 USD
Eligibility Criteria

The Grassroots Justice Prize competition is open to non-profit organizations, social enterprises, and public institutions.
Projects that are restricted to one part of an organization’s overall work will also be considered.
​Organizations that partner directly with Namati are ineligible for the prize.
Eligible projects might use a community paralegal approach or they may be providing legal education and basic rights awareness. The key is that they are putting the power of law in people’s hands in order to tackle poverty, injustice, or other social problems.
How to Apply

Applicants should download the application form, complete it, and submit it via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Grassroots Justice Prize.