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We have some the worlds finest companies one our doorstep. We are looking for a small number of large corporates willing to put their shoulder to the wheel, support a more strategic range of outreach actions and spread our LAB mission across the world.

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Please note, the awards are now closed for applications. Our judges will decide the winners soon. Please keep an eye on LAB’s social media for your next chance to apply.

Are you an entrepreneur, social enterprise or community project/group that wants to do something which will create jobs/wealth, improve the city or help target a specific social need? Will your idea align with the values of Leadership, Ambition and Belief? If so The LAB has five award categories with a combined total of £7500 suiting different types of projects and organisations:

Amplify Award

We’re awarding £2500 to someone who started a business during the last 12-18 months.

Retail & Hospitality

We’re giving 2x £1250 awards to businesses operating in the hospitality or retail sectors.


We’re awarding £1000 to a not for profit group or organisation.

Seed Award

We’re awarding £750 to a small business with a great idea that has potential to grow.


We’re awarding £750 to a young person (under 25) with a great business or project operating locally.