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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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These awards are currently closed for applications. Please follow us on Facebook or Instagram to keep an eye for updates on the next round of 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 has four award categories with a combined total of £5000 suiting different types of projects and organisations:

Hospitality & Retail – ‘Bounce Back’

We’re awarding £1500 to a high growth business in the hospitality or retail sectors

Small Manufacturing – ‘Make Me’

We’re giving £1000 to a small business trying to ramp up to scale

Innovation and Tech – ‘Big Idea’

We’re awarding 2x £750 awards to a tech or innovation idea that could improve the world

Young Person Booster – ‘Little Acorn’

We’re awarding 2x £500 awards to a young person (under 25) trying to develop a business or community idea to improve the city and it’s surrounding area