Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, easyJet and easy family of brands (www.easy.com), announces the launch of the Stelios Bi-Communal Awards 2018, to be held for the 10th consecutive year in Cyprus.
According to a press release, the objective of Sir Stelios’ philanthropic act 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 euros, rewarding 50 bi-communal teams (100 people) with 10,000 euros each. Since 2009, a grand total of €3,250,000 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 Stelios Cyprus Bi-Communal Awards Facebook Group, which counts 3,150 members, providing direct and easy communication between the two communities.
Applications should be submitted by the 7th of September. 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 2018 in Nicosia.