Mayor Carson is delighted to launch the 2023 Mayor’s Innovation Awards.
These awards are open to young people (18-30) who have a business or community idea, to individuals who aspire to either start-up or develop a new project within a social enterprise or a community group that has an innovative new project that will benefit the wider Lisburn Castlereagh community by addressing issues of concern and create a positive change. Applicants can apply for a one-off grant of £5,000 to assist in achieving these goals.
The three categories are outlined below and applications can be submitted online via the appropriate link.
Category One: The Youth Entrepreneurship Award: For young people aged between 18 -30 who would like the chance to develop an innovative business idea and create a new business enterprise that will boost local economic activity. Click here to apply online
Category Two: The Youth Community Award: To offer young people ages 16 - 30 the opportunity to lead and implement a programme. Click here to apply online
Category Three: The Social Enterprise Award: Offers social entrepreneurs of all ages an opportunity to create a new business or a new project within an existing social enterprise. Click here to apply online