Enkalon Foundation Youth Star Awards winners
DUE to the success of the first Youth Star Awards competition, The Enkalon Foundation and Live UnLtd are delighted to announce the next round of competition dates, to inspire young social entrepreneurs of the Antrim borough area.
The competition is now open for applications and the deadline is 5pm on Friday, March 29 2013.
Claire Cawley, Administrator of the Enkalon Foundation, said: “The Trustees were so delighted with the level of projects that came through the first round and the dedication of young people to help improve their community, that it was unanimously decided to run the competition several times a year.”
Award winners from the first competition are: Richard Paine, age 20, who is creating an educational DVD resource to address cyber bullying; Jack Gilbert (16), whose project is to promote alternative adventure activities in the area to encourage participation from families and the wider community; and Roisin Kelly (16) who is establishing a junior cycle club in Randalstown to enhance community cohesion and promote an active lifestyle amongst young people. Ashley Whittley, Development Manager for Live UnLtd, said: “We are delighted to continue to work with the Enkalon Foundation to support young people who are clearly passionate about issues in the Antrim borough area and I would encourage young people to get involved and submit their ideas for this competition round.”
The Enkalon Foundation was established following the decision of British Enkalon (Azko Nobel) to close their factory in Antrim.
Unlike many large companies who leave the local economy decimated by their departure Azko Nobel gave a generous donation to start the Enkalon Foundation to soften the blow to the Antrim Borough.
As the Enkalon factory was based in Antrim town the Foundation has a particular interest in organisations working in the Antrim Borough area.
An important ongoing relationship is with Antrim Borough Council who the Foundation partners for the Youth Sports and Youth Arts Bursaries along with other projects.
From an overall annual budget of £150,000-£200,000, grants or pledges of up to £6,000 are available to groups in Northern Ireland, although the average grant is £500-£1000. To date the foundation has given out over £3,500,000 in grants to worthy local causes.
Live UnLtd – is a youth initiative delivered by UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs and showcases social entrepreneurship as a valid alternative career option for young people living in the UK. Live UnLtd celebrates the positive impact young people aged 11-21 have on their local communities and society as a whole.
Young people, who have the passion and talent to change the world around them, are awarded with funding of up to £5,000 to help get their idea up and running. They also receive advice from a dedicated Development Manager in their region, to build their confidence and skill set. Projects can range from sports teams, recreational groups to clothing lines and hosting events; all of which confront challenges faced by their local area.
If you are aged between 11 and 21 years, have an idea that could benefit your area, could use one-to-one support and a cash Award of up to £1,500 to get it started, then get enterring.
In this competition round organisers are particularly interested in the 11-15 age group, however all applications submitted will be considered.
For further information and competition details, contact Claire Cawley, the Enkalon Foundation on 077 4064 1166 or email email@example.com or contact Ashley Whittley, Live UnLtd on 075 4593 3823 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications can be downloaded from www.liveunltd.com/youthstarawards and www.enkalonfoundation.org. Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, March 29.
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