Frequently Asked Questions

This is where you will find answers

What sort of ideas or programmes of work are you looking for?

We are looking for ideas and programmes that get to the heart of ‘good help’. We are open to any approaches that help people to take action and feel confident, motivated and purposeful in doing so. This could be help that is offered to people within or across sectors, including health, education, justice, homelessness or disability, but which starts with what is important to people in their lives.

What awards are available?

There are three awards available. The winner will receive £15,000 and the two runners up will receive £5,000 each.

What can the award be used for?

We do not require award winners to use the prize money in any particular way as long as it helps to continue the good work that is being done.

How do I enter?

You will need to submit your form and video here. Please make sure you have read the eligibility criteria on the main page, judging criteria and T&Cs. You may want to plan your answers in a separate document before copying them into the online form. Only entries submitted electronically will be accepted.

How do I submit my video?

You can choose any format to submit your video as long as we can access it via a web link. For example you can use Youtube or Vimeo or upload a video to Dropbox. You will be asked to provide the link to the video and any instructions on how to access it in your online application.

Can a team or organisation enter more than once?

If you are running multiple programmes of work then you can choose to submit more than one entry. However, we strongly recommend focusing on quality rather than quantity.

Who do we contact if we have questions about our entry or prize process?

Please send us a message here if you have any questions.

How will the winners be selected?

Shortlisted applicants will be selected by representatives from the Nesta Health Lab and Osca team. They will be invited to attend a full day exploration event on 12th July to share and develop their approaches with other teams and organisations that have applied. The panel of judges will be spending the day with all shortlisted applicants and will make their decision about the three winners at the end of the event using the judging criteria outlined here. The winners will be announced at the celebration event in September 2018.

What if we use a different model of ‘good help’?

We are looking to be inspired by new and different approaches to help. We recognise that these may differ from the ‘good help’ model outlined in the report and we hope that the awards will shine a light on other ‘good help’ approaches.