The Stone Family Foundation has recently launched a new £100,000 ($157,000) Prize — the Stone Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Water. It is looking to find and support exciting new initiatives focused on improving the quality and access to drinking water in sub-Saharan Africa and South and South East Asia.
The Foundation hopes the Prize can be used to take early-stage initiatives to the next stage of their development. Applications will be assessed against six criteria: innovation; entrepreneurship; early-stage of development; effectiveness; sustainability and scalability.
There may be up to five prizes, and the winner(s) will receive £100,000 each.
Applicants can be individuals, NGOs, social enterprises and other non-profit organisations, and for-profit organisations based in sub-Saharan Africa and South and South East Asia, as well as country offices of INGOs.
The deadline for submission of first round application forms is 22 March 2012.
The Stone Family Foundation is a UK-based funder supporting innovative, sustainable and entrepreneurial approaches to major social problems, in the UK and around the world. Since September 2010, the foundation’s main focus has been on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
For full details and to apply go to www.thesff.com/the-prize/about-the-prize/