Following the success of the inaugural William Sutton Prize, Clarion Housing Group is pleased to announce that applications are open for the second year of the scheme.  Clarion is seeking applications from individuals or organisations presenting an innovative concept, product or service that will have a positive social impact on a community.

There is a prize fund of up to £20,000 on offer, with the funding provided by Clarion Futures, the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group. The winning entries will be determined by a panel of industry experts led by Clare Miller, Group Chief Executive of Clarion.

The William Sutton Prize for Social Innovation will be awarded to an individual or organisation that has developed a ground-breaking new product, concept or service that will make a positive social impact on disadvantaged groups or communities.

The William Sutton Prize was developed by Clarion Housing Group to celebrate William Sutton’s legacy as a 19th century innovator and philanthropist who bequeathed his fortune to improve the quality of social housing. You can read more about our finalists and winners from last year here.

To find out more or apply for the William Sutton Prize before the 31 July deadline, visit