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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 5th edition of the Prize invites disruptors and innovators to submit breakthrough and radical ideas that can accelerate the sector’s transition to a net zero carbon future whilst ensuring the benefits are felt by residents in a way that is equitable and inclusive.

Applications for the 5th edition of the Prize are now closed.

Winners, due to be announced in November, will each receive between £5,000 and £50,000 in grant funding and a tailored package of business support from Clarion to help grow their ideas and turn them into reality.

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: