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Below are the standard questions we ask in our World Habitat Awards online entry form to help you prepare your application.


Contact Details

Project contact person (first, last name):







Twitter / other social media:


Project Details

Name of project:

Project location (country):

Provide a basic summary of your project (max. 200 words):

Submitting organisation:

Submitting organisation website:

Is this the main organisation delivering this project? (If no, please attach a letter of permission below for this entry from the organisation that is delivering the project):

How did you learn about the World Habitat Awards:

Please use this space to specify how you learnt about the World Habitat Awards:

Have you previously submitted to the World Habitat Awards:

Where does this project work?


The Figures

Project start date:

Project end date / ongoing:

No. of homes built (if applicable):

No. of people housed (if applicable):

No. of people positively impacted (if applicable):

Please explain briefly how you measure impact:

Total cost of project (please specify currency):

Annual budget breakdown of project (please specify currency):


The Questions

What do you do?

Please list the activities and work your organisation and partners carry out. 

Why does your project exist?

Please include the reasons why your project started and the challenges you are trying to overcome. Also, include the context you are operating in, who you are trying to help, and why, and what life is like for them. 

Why should your project win a World Habitat Award?

Please include the achievements you are most proud of, and what it would mean to you – and the people you have supported – to win a World Habitat Award. Please upload below any impact assessments, evaluations, case studies etc. as accompanying evidence for your submission. 

(Please upload any evidence. Max. file size: 40MB.)

What is innovative about your project?

Please include details of what is different or special about your approach and whether another organisation is doing similar work. We are particularly interested in creative solutions that you may have developed. 

How do you work with others?

Please include details of how you work with partners, beneficiaries and stakeholders and how you include the community in your work.

How are you funded?

Please provide information about your operating costs and how they are met. Also, include any fundraising details (including those of the funder) that have helped deliver your project. In addition, please tell us about any funds you have raised to deliver the project, including the names of funding organisations.

What is your impact?

Please include details of how your project has achieved what it set out to, and how it has improved lives, include helping people to develop skills and/or find work, or generated any other type of income. We are also interested in whether your project has influenced any policy or practice. 

(Please upload any evidence. Max. file size: 40MB.)

How do you protect or preserve the environment?

Please include details of what you have done to protect the environment through your work (if applicable)? E.g. Reducing pollution/carbon footprint; use of sustainable materials/natural resources, recycled building materials and renewable energy. 

(Please upload any evidence. Max. file size: 40MB.)

Is your work transferable to other places?

Please include details of whether your project was inspired by another project elsewhere and/or whether it has been replicated by others locally, nationally or internationally. We are also interested in whether you have successfully scaled up your approach. 

What are your future plans for this work?

Is your project now completed, we would like to know whether your plan to replicate it elsewhere. If it is ongoing, we would like to know your future costs be met. And please explain whether your future plans depend on something outside of your control. 


Supporting Evidence

Supporting documentation

Please provide evaluation reports, impact assessments, case studies and other relevant articles if available. 

(Max. file size: 40MB, Max. No. of files: 3.)

Supporting photographs

Please upload up to 10 images which your project. Please note that we might use these pictures to promote your work in the future. Please make us aware of any picture that cannot be publicly shared, either for privacy, copyright or other reasons. 

(Max. file size: 10 MB, Max. No. of files: 10.)


Submitting your Project

[ ] By submitting the information in this form I declare that the information contained in this entry is accurate to the best of my knowledge and there are no restrictions or fees payable on the publication of any materials submitted.

[ ] I understand that World Habitat will use my data for the purposes of assessing my submission to the World Habitat Awards and keeping me informed of its progress.

[ ] I consent to World Habitat using my data to maintain communications with me about follow up activities or other news that may be of interest and other World Habitat programmes. For further details on how we protect your personal information please see our Privacy Notice.

[ ] The CoHabitat Network is a group of community-led housing organisations and allies – including World Habitat – from across the world who work together to secure housing rights through collective, non-speculative, people-led solutions. CoHabitat’s mission is to make community-led housing more attainable and widespread. If you consent to share your information, CoHabitat may contact you about your project and to share the project description on for the purpose of experience-sharing and the documentation of global community-led housing experiences.

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