Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK
The Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK- administered in partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability – rewards those with disabilities who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial spirit and business ability in the face of significant barriers. Prize money totalling £100,000 will be available this year. The top prize will be £30,000, and a further four prizes of £10,000 will be allocated to four finalists. For the first time this year another four prizes of £5,000 will also be available.
All applications will be considered this year for the newly announced The Judges’ Prize. This is a discretionary prize with the maximum of £10,000chosen by independent judges. It will recognise start-up or running businesses that show exceptional promise, but do not fit the standard awards’ criteria.
The overall winner will be announced at a ceremony in London in October 2019.
Who can apply?
We welcome applications from all sectors. From accessible wheelchair devices, to pottery, mental health apps and adapted ice cream vans. Past winners have been drawn from the travel agency, building and IT sectors, as well as businesses specialising in disability/mobility aids and sports.
To go directly to the application form, click here.