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

Applications must be in by 12 noon on Friday 5th May 2023.