Type of Funding
The 2017 RELX Group Environmental Challenge is inviting submission of proposals outlining innovative ideas that advance access to safe water and/or sanitation where access is presently at risk. The participants may be from the not-for-profit or for-profit sectors. . Projects must have clear practical applicability, addressing identified need, and advance related issues such as health, education, or human rights.
1st Prize: US$50,000; 2nd Prize: US$25,000. The prizes must be used to launch, sustain or effectuate the respective winning proposal.
All individuals above 21 years of age may apply as individuals, teams of individuals or on behalf of organisations. The projects must be original works, and advance sustainable access to safe water and/or improve access to sanitation, where such is presently at risk. In addition, the projects must be replicable, scalable, sustainable and set a benchmark for innovation, have practical applicability, are non-discriminatory and have equity of access, involve and impact a range of stakeholders and have local or community-level engagement. Early stage projects are preferred.
Applications are to be done online by 15 May 2017.