Centre for Social Justice Awards
The CSJ Awards are an annual event organised by the Centre for Social Justice, a centre right British political thinktank, where grants are awarded to organisations working in the field of poverty relief. In 2009, a Channel 4 documentary series was made by filmmaker and TV presenter Sadie Kaye about the award nominees which also featured interviews with the Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith and awards host Esther Rantzen.
The 2006 award ceremony will be held on the 28 June 2006 at Central Hall in Westminster, London. Grants totalling £25,000 will be given to a number of the 12 short-listed charities nominated this year. All short-listed charities will also be invited to join the CSJ Alliance, a grouping of charities who work in similar fields and wish to cooperate with each other.
The following organisations won grants at the 2005 awards ceremony:
- ADAS UK (£5000) - providing abstinence-based addiction rehabilitation in Stockport
- Bristol Community Family Trust (£3000) - engaged in relationship education and parenting classes
- Eden Failsworth - a Christian youth project in a deprived area of Manchester
- Emmaus UK (£1000) - supporting ten communities throughout Britain helping former homeless people
- Protest 4 (£3000) - campaign against people-trafficking
A local authority award (no money) was also made to Salford City Council for its highly developed relationship with voluntary groups as part of its efforts to tackle poverty.