The award, created in memory of the former University of Brighton vice-chancellor, recognizes the combined efforts of community and university partners towards making a difference to the shared lives of people in their shared community.
The University of Brighton’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tara Dean, who presented the award, said: “This is an excellent international example of a community-university partnership that is making a difference. Since starting in 2008, the CLASSIC project has served an average of 1100 clients a year through its various services including a Walk-In Advocacy Clinic. It is a worthy winner.”
In 2018, CLASSIC provided legal representation to more than 750 low-income clients and helped another 250 obtain government-issued identification.