Winners and runners-up of the 2022/2023 Heywood Prize

The Heywood Foundation Public Policy Prize

Winners of the Heywood Prize:

Top Prize
Andrew HollandUK Community Investment Bank
Youth Top Prize
Charis TaylorStrength in connection: the transformative power of peer mentoring in children’s mental health
Second Prize
Harry WhiteGrandminds
Alex MashSenior Fast Stream
Third Prize
Raoul Wedge-ThomasSimple to implement fraud reduction proposal

Runners-up of the main prize:

14 Runners-up
Richard GuiseSingle Point Contact
Ruth MillerVolunteer Taskforce (Asylum seekers)
Diane ColeCitizens Voluntary Contributions
Robyn WilsonHousing Support Hubs
Holly ErringtonTackling the mental health crisis
Sophie DaudTransforming Parliament
Sharon ThomasFoster Parents
Alice GoldmanRevolutionising access to treatment for women’s health problems
Rohan Selva-RadovGeneration Generative
Nathaniel AmosNHS App to transform public health
Jodie Bailey-HoFraming the whole curriculum through a sustainability lens
Darryl GauciYouth Para sports
Madeleine Krivonozka & Mariah Abd-allaPublic sector enrichment programme for young people
Andrea RossiterThe Citizen Project

Runners-up of the youth prize:

Youth Runners-up
Juno EcclestonThe Year End Paper Friend
Elisabeth NeedsSyncronised traffic lights
Toby BlythCurriculum changes between primary and secondary school
Sophie BaileyNational Green Day
Laura MurphySupport for young carers
Florrie SymesChanging the history curriculum
George MarteanA national pharmacy first scheme
Demir KucukdemiralIntegrated systems for experiential learning
Gracie HindsonEquality of access in British Education
Noah CoombsEPC standards on appliances

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.