Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has announced the launch of the Stelios Bi-Communal Awards 2018. The founder of Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, easyJet and easy family of brands initiated the project ten years ago in Cyprus.
The aim of the scheme is to strengthen the socio-economic ties between the Cypriot two communities on the island.
Since 2009, a grand total of €3.25 million has been awarded with the aim of promoting lasting peace on the island. This year, Sir Stelios will be offering €500,000, rewarding 50 bi-communal teams (100 people) with €10,000 each.
Applications are only accepted on Stelios Philanthropic Foundation’s Facebook page. All applicants can become members of the Facebook Group, which now numbers 3,150, which helps provide direct and easy communication between the two communities.
The deadline for applications is 7 September. All kinds of cooperation between Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots can qualify, including business, sport, the arts, NGO work and “partners in life”. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in October in Nicosia.