The Heywood Foundation Public Policy Prize
The first challenge prize is for spotting key opportunities or possibilities created by the COVID-19 crisis:
- What is a key challenge or opportunity presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences?
|Christopher John Spencer Jones||Widespread adoption of online teaching provides a golden opportunity to address inequalities in education.|
|Archie Cornish||Neighbourliness: how to build post-pandemic infrastructure to support micro-community relations.|
|Harry Neicho||Utilising the untapped potential of people across the country who want to make a difference|
|Jo Phillips||The challenge of ghost-towns|
|Anton Spisak||The Great Acceleration: How the Covid-19 crisis can drive technology adoption and improve UK productivity|
|Nigel Peter V Richardson||Capitalising on a neglected asset: the nation’s working life experience|
|Graham John Gould||The elimination of rough sleeping|
|Richard Langridge||VIRTUALLY EDUCATION|
|Mark Lawrence Wilkinson||Health reserve force|
|James Bennie Dixon||How do we fund an inclusive green renewal in cities, towns and countryside?|
|Veronica Anne Read||Government voices: speaking and listening to children’s voices- a dialogue|
The second challenge prize seeks to find innovative answers to the challenges or opportunities presented:
- In the case of a problem, how might we fix it? In the case of an opportunity, how do we capitalise on it?
|Geoffrey David Cruikshanks||A Territorial Army for the NHS|
|Andrew Beale||Integration of Citizen’s Assemblies as a formal part of UK governing structures|
|James George Bayliss||Providing extra and a smoother transition support for disabled graduates seeking work.|
The Heywood foundation believes that sometimes the best ideas come from unexpected people and places, and this is one of the many reasons why our institutions and public dialogue needs to be as open and inclusive as possible.
*The Heywood Prize has been created by the Heywood Foundation. Jeremy Heywood served many Prime Ministers, and was Cabinet Secretary – the UK’s most senior Civil Servant – from 2012 to 2018. Jeremy was extremely open to new ideas, and actively sought out alternative perspectives. He was much more interested in the quality of the idea than the rank or seniority of the person who proposed it. He would make a point of regularly getting out of Whitehall to spend time in ‘frontline’ settings, from jobcentres to charities, to seek out innovations and unusual perspectives. The Heywood Prize seeks to continue that spirit of inclusivity and innovation.