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Pledge £20.24 per month and join us! You'll receive a printable charter, exclusive access to events and featured promotion as a LAB member. Open to both local businesses and individuals from the city and the wider diaspora.

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Corporate Ambassador

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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Awards are now closed for video applications. Please keep an eye on our socials for the final round of LAB Awards.

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 Fund has 5 award categories with a combined total of £4000 suiting different types of projects and organisations:

Go Big or Go Home

We’re awarding £1500 to help fuel the growth of a recently established business (last two years) to get to the next level. The award might be used to help buy a piece of equipment or service to help deliver on ambition and growth aspirations.

Youth First

We’re awarding £750 aimed at helping under 25’s to develop and grow a business idea, concept or project.

Make a Change

We’re awarding £750 to someone with a great idea looking to transition from employment into entrepreneurship.

Social Impact

We’re awarding £500 for someone to develop, create or invent concepts or socially minded ideas which could help people contend with the forthcoming cost of living pressures/community challenges.

Creative Award

We’re awarding £500 to a creative to help them bring projects to life in 2023. Several creatives have used our awards in the past to record music and create art in the city.