First ever Mayor’s Innovation Award is open for applications

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Mayor, Councillor Nicholas Trimble is proud to launch the first ever Mayor’s Innovation Award.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 5:12 pm
Mayor Councillor Nicholas Trimble

A total of £15,000 is available to help inspire entrepreneurship, social enterprise and to benefit community wellbeing.

There are three award categories and the successful applicant of each category will receive a one-off grant of £5,000 to help develop and implement their idea.

The categories are: Youth Entrepreneurship Award (18-30 year olds), Youth Community Award (18-30 year olds) and Social Enterprise Award.

Mr Trimble, outlining the intention behind the new award, said: “The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been felt across all of our society.

“I have seen first-hand its effect on local businesses and communities.

“I am concerned about its potential impact on opportunities for our young people. This is why I have launched the Mayor’s Innovation Awards.

“I hope these grants can inspire entrepreneurship and creativity and help turn ideas into reality.

“I look forward to receiving applications with proposed plans that will help support our local economy and enhance community engagement.

“Three individuals or groups now have an opportunity to put in place plans they may have been thinking about over the last year.

“If you have an idea and would like support to help it come to life then please apply before 12 noon on Friday April 30.”

For full details and to submit an online application online visit www.lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk/mayorsinnovationaward