Our awards and grants

Our awards and grants

We are so proud to be able to share details here about the various awards and grants we have been given in past years. We have bold and exciting plans to enter other competitions and apply for further grants - if you know of any award schemes or grants you feel might be eligible to apply for, please do let us know here.

Prix-Clarins Award 2018

Secret Projects was delighted to be announced on 4 July 2018 as the winner of the prestigious Prix-Clarins Award. The prize was granted by Clarins in association with Stylist magazine ‘to recognise one inspirational woman who is improving the lives of the next generation and beyond through an innovation charity or initiative she has founded’. Fritha told the panel about her vision to generate jobs for women in West Bengal, an area in which girls and young women are extremely vulnerable to human trafficking owing to the lack of income-generating opportunities. The prize money of £30,000 has enabled Secret Projects to make Fritha’s vision a reality.

Click here to read more about the award and here to read the online version of Stylist article.

Royal Society of Arts Catalyst Awards 2015/2016

The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) is a charity that encourages the release of human potential to address the challenges that society faces. We received 2 grants from the society totalling £7,000 to fund our start-up activities, and the success of our first 'Kickstarter' campaign was as a result of their support. Thank you to RSA Catalyst Award Scheme for helping us to move Secret Projects forward in our early days.