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Non-profit organizations

Take part as a non-profit organization

Every year, all the non-profit organizations from the Liège region receive an invitation to take part in the Ardent Awards and submit their application. After a public vote and a long selection process, 5 associations are selected by a jury of independent specialists and receive a €10,000 grant. The winning associations and their projects are then put in the spotlight during the closing ceremony.

The themes

Each year, the projects are always centered around 5 key societal issues:


Help for young people and support for education


Help for people with limited mobility, those who are isolated and employment


Help for parenthood, birth and the fight against poverty


Help through culture, sport, environment, technology and animals


Psychological and physical help

The awards

The 5 winning associations will receive a magnificent prize from the Ardent grant to carry out their project, equivalent to €75,000 distributed as follows: €50,000 for the 5 winning non-profit organizations and €25,000 for the 20 non-winning non-profit organizations selected by the public.

Calendar for the 6th edition

  • Monday 2 May: Opening of the application platform
  • Sunday 3 July: Closing of applications
  • Monday 12 September: Opening of public votes
  • Sunday 2 October: Closing of public votes
  • Thursday 17 November: Jury selection day
  • March 2023: Ardent Awards ceremony

How does it work?

1/ Stay up to date with the Ardent Awards news. Stay tuned for the latest info about the Ardent Awards: application opening dates, societal themes of the year, jury selection, etc. Follow us on the Ardent Awards Facebook page.


2/ Check you fulfill the required criteria and learn about the selection process. These criteria are checked several times during the application selection procedure. The projects submitted by non-profit organizations that do not fulfill these criteria will be withdrawn from the selection immediately.


3/ Submit your application using our registration platform before 12 June 2022 at 23:59. Complete your application and explain the project that is important to you and for which you would like to receive the support from the Ardent Awards.

4/ Invite the public to support your project. A voting platform allows you to invite your contacts to vote to support your project. The 5 non-profit organizations that receive the most votes in each category are preselected. This means that 25 projects are nominated for the Ardent Awards.


5/ Attend the selection and nomination stages. The preselected applications will be studied in depth and will be judged on several factors: general quality of the project and its objectives, its realistic planning within the time frame, and the coherence and precision of the budget presented. At the end of this analysis, the 30 nominated projects will be confirmed.


6/ Wait for the jury’s decision. One non-profit organization per category will be chosen as the winner by a jury of professionals. They will pay particular attention to the ideas of charity, solidarity and originality presented in the projects. They will also evaluate whether the project’s objectives are coherent and realistic. The winners will be celebrated during the Ardent Awards ceremony.

You could also be one of the winners!

Are you a non-profit organization in the Liège region who would like to make an important project a reality? Don’t wait a single second to submit your application. The application platform will be available from 2 May 2022 at 10:00. Registrations will close on 3 July 2022 at 23:59.