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The six winning entrants to what I think is one of the most exciting funding programmes in the UK have just been announced. The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust's (JRCT) Visionaries programme will give up to 40k a year over 5 years to six "visionary" individuals who they believe can literally change the world, making it a more peaceful and just place. 1,600+ applicants were apparently whittled down to a shortlist of 17, and the final seven (one project is jointly run by two people) have just been announced. They include a human rights advocate who hopes to close down Guantanamo Bay, a food industry expert with a vision to create global food sustainability and man who believes he can save thousands of lives in developing countries through better health advertising. There are only one-line summaries of each person's projects available at the moment, so looking forward to hearing more. I'm also hoping one or more of them will be blogging about their experiences...
10 Jun, 2005 | social & ethical issues

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