The Action for Equity Award is an exciting new prize which aims to recognize and reward the crucial work being advanced by civic organizations to combat inequalities around the world. The Action for Equity Award also aims to extend the reach and impact of the Atlantic Fellows programme for Social and Economic Equity, which supports dynamic emerging leaders from academia and the third sector, campaign or policy-making organizations to explore the causes of inequalities.

The prize will celebrate the excellent work which has been achieved by smaller teams and will provide £50,000 (or roughly 800,000 SAR) toward the winning organization’s ongoing activities. Moreover, award winners will contribute to the Atlantic Fellows programme at LSE.

How to apply

Applications are now open for 2018. We are inviting applications from organizations based in South Africa. Applications have to be submitted online, by following the link below. Before applying, please check the eligibility criteria noted below.

Please note that all applicants must submit a reference from an independent organization or individual. This can be from a third sector organization, think tank, charity, business, policy maker, or campaign group that works closely with the applicant organization.


We are inviting applications from organizations who:

  • address the causes of inequality. Elements of the organization may seek to address the consequences of inequality, or other issues, though the focus should be on addressing the causes.
  • deal with issues related to labor, employment, or associated issues.
  • have an annual operational budget of between £100k and £1m.
  • are based within South Africa (the majority of your activities should benefit people in South Africa).


31 March 2018 – Applications close

late April 2018 – The shortlist will be produced and a winner selected

14 June 2018 – Award will be presented at the III Annual Conference 2018


Just click Action For Equity to find more

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