Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, easyJet and easy family of brands on Monday announced the launch of the Stelios Bi-Communal Awards 2018, to be held for the 10th consecutive year in Cyprus.
The objective is to strengthen the socio-economic ties between the two communities on the island and to encourage cooperation between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots.
This year, Sir Stelios will be offering €500,000, rewarding 50 bi-communal teams (100 people) with €10,000 each. Since 2009, a grand total of €3.25 million has been awarded with the aim of promoting lasting peace on the island.
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.
Applications should be submitted by September 7. All forms of cooperation between Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots are eligible, including business, arts, sport, NGO work and “partners in life”. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in October in Nicosia.