Mayor Trimble is delighted to launch the council’s first ever Mayor’s Innovation Awards.

These awards are open primarily to young people (18-30)  who have a business or community idea, or to individuals who aspire to either start-up or develop a new project within a social enterprise.  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:  For youth and community groups or individuals who would like the chance to develop and implement an innovative project that benefits the local community and promotes youth engagement.  Click here to apply online

Category Three: The Social Enterprise Award: Offers social entrepreneurs an opportunity to create a new business or a new project within an existing social enterprise.   Click here to apply online

Applications must be in by 12 noon on Friday 30th April.