Innovating public policy

Heywood Competition 2022/2023

The Heywood Foundation are grateful to have been hosted by Tortoise Media Thursday, 6th June to announce the winners of the Heywood Prize.

The awards ceremony as well as being in front of a full audience was also webstreamed live for people to watch from the comfort of their own homes. This recording can also be watched at

The Foundation was honoured to have Sir Robert Swannell, Phil Cliff, Fiona Ryland, Sarah Hughes and James Bowler present the awards to our winners and details of the winning entries can be found below:

Winners and Runners-up

A library of all of the shortlisted entries from this year’s contest can be found here:

Searchable Database

The Heywood Foundation would sincerely thank Tortoise Media for hosting us for a second year running, and their team who helped make the evening such a success. Photos of the event can be found here.

“Building on the success of the inaugural Heywood Prize in 2021, in 2022 we also want to tap into the often unseen and unheard insights and creativity of our younger generations. Never has the need to bring their bold, new ways of thinking to the attention of policymakers been more important than it is today.”

Lady Heywood, the Chair of the Heywood Foundation

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The Heywood Foundation announces the appointment of a new Heywood Fellow

The Heywood Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Heywood Fellow. Jonathan Black, until December 2022, the Prime Minister’s G7 & G20 Sherpa and Deputy National Security Adviser, will take up the mantle of Heywood Fellow from January 2023.

During his Fellowship, Jonathan will focus on policy making at the intersection of economic prosperity and national security.  Some of the most systemic policy challenges faced by the UK and allies today sit at this intersection. This includes issues relating to science and technology, to trade and investment, to climate and health – and it also affects, as the war in Ukraine has shown, the fundamentals of statecraft. Governments’ ability to address these challenges in a coherent way is ever more critical to delivering peace and prosperity for their citizens.

“We are delighted that Jonathan Black will be the next Heywood Fellow. The thinking he will be doing affects an increasingly critical area of policy making for all governments and Jonathan is exceptionally well positioned to bring new insights to this. Jeremy would be thrilled by both Jonathan’s appointment and the topic that he will be researching.”

Lady Heywood, the Chair of the Heywood Foundation

Our Prize Winning ideas

The Heywood Foundation is delighted to see the Government’s announcement of more funding for local community projects, as this plan is closely related to UK Community Investment Bank, the winning proposal of the 2022/2023 Heywood Prize.

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