Record numbers for Stelios Bi-Communal Awards


The number of applications for this year’s edition of the Stelios Bi-Communal Awards 2015 has quadrupled, according to organisers.

The deadline for applications was midnight September 15, with a total of 116 entries submitted.

This remarkable record number was confirmed in an announcement made on Wednesday. The grants, an idea belonging to easyJet founder Stelios Hadji-Ioannou through his non-profit organisation – Stelios Philanthropic Foundation – to promote and develop business cooperation between Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot entrepreneurs on the island, began seven years ago.

Since 2009, Stelios has given away €1.2 million to 40 bi-communal teams. This year, he is giving away more prize money funds than ever, offering €300,000 to 30 bi-communal teams – that’s €10,000 each.

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