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Racial Justice Award

Applications now open

In response to the civil unrest and increased focus on racial equality and justice in the US and internationally following the brutal killing of George Floyd, and in particular increased activity by the Black Lives Matter movement, Clifford Chance has launched a Racial Justice Award, in place of its annual Access to Justice Award.

The Award is open to not-for-profit organisations around the world that help individuals, groups or communities use the law to achieve significant social, inclusion and racial justice impact.

Organisations can submit their entries either in writing or, for the first time, as a video, from Monday 19 October. All entries will be reviewed by the same criteria irrespective of the entrant's size, geographical location, previous track record or interaction with the Clifford Chance Foundation.

Clifford Chance will provide the winning organisation with a £50,000 donation (or the local currency equivalent) and 500 hours of pro bono work from our lawyers and other business functions to help support the delivery of a significant project.

The shortlisted organisations will be selected by Clifford Chance's pro bono team in consultation with members of the firm's internal Race Equality and Celebrating Heritage (REACH) network. The winner will be chosen by an independent judging panel including Clifford Chance Partners and lawyers and senior representatives from Clifford Chance's clients and strategic pro bono partners.

The Award reflects Clifford Chance's strongly held commitment to justice and equality and the belief that inclusion and diversity are essential values.

Key dates

  • Application process opens on 19 October 2020
  • Closes on 31 December 2020
  • Winner announced early February

How to apply

If your organisation is based in:

If your organisation is not based in either of these jurisidictions, click here to complete the application form. These forms also include information on how to submit a video as part of your application.

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