Building and Social Housing Foundation
Principal Office: UK
The Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) promotes sustainable development and innovation in housing. BSHF works in the UK and internationally to identify innovative housing solutions, and to foster the exchange of information and good practice.
Among its programs, BSHF sponsors the international World Habitat Awards in the form of cash grants for projects that provide practical and innovative solutions to current housing needs and problems.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
World Habitat Awards. BSHF defines the term “habitat” to include aspects such as energy saving, water conservation, use of natural materials, effective waste management, resilience to natural disasters, and other environmental aspects.
The competition for the awards is open to individuals and organizations of all types (e.g., government, academic, research, NGO, business, international agency) on a global basis.
Each year, an award of £10 thousand is presented to each of two winners. Usually, one winner represents a project in the global South, and the other a project in the global North.
About the Awards
The selection of award winners is made through a two-stage process. From the applications in Stage I, ten projects are selected to provide more details for the final evaluation in Stage II.
Applications are submitted online according to an annual calendar deadline.
About how to apply
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
The website of the World Habitat Awards is available in English, French, and Spanish.
Potential applicants should study previous winners and finalists to learn the kinds of projects that compete successfully for the World Habitat Awards.
The World Habitat Awards are announced at the annual United Nations global celebration of World Habitat Day (each October).
Contact information is available for individuals who have questions about the Awards.
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