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Attendees at the William Sutton Prize Awards 2023

William Sutton Prize

A catalyst for new ideas 

The William Sutton Prize enables us to collaborate with and support individuals and organisations on the ground, who are pioneering new innovations and cutting-edge thinking. It is a leading innovation catalyst, which cultivates and incubates high-potential ideas that tackles some of the housing sector’s most urgent sustainability challenges.

Through a mix of grant funding and a package of tailored business support, the William Sutton Prize helps winners turn outstanding ideas into real-world products, services, solutions and interventions that make lasting improvements to the built environment and local communities supported by the sector.

This year's William Sutton Prize

The fifth edition of the Prize issued a call to action to disruptors and innovators for ideas with the potential to improve the carbon footprint of the social housing sector, and its residents, to help accelerate our transition to net zero in a just and fair way. 2023 saw an exciting range of applications submitted which presented tangible solutions to some of the sector’s most urgent sustainability challenges.

Winners for the 2023 Prize were announced at an awards ceremony in London on 23 November 2023.

See the winners

Applications for the William Sutton Prize are currently closed. To register your interest in applying for future rounds, please contact us.

Previous winners - Turning great ideas into reality 

Novel approaches to developing sustainable communities and different ways of tackling homelessness are among the concepts that have won The William Sutton Prize.

Other winning entries have included: