The charity set up by one of Lancashire’s biggest business awards to boost enterprise among the county’s young people has put nearly £30,000 up for grabs.
The BIBAs Foundation, a body created by the annual awards and the Lancashire Community Foundation, will make grants of up to £2,000 available to 16-24 year olds in the county to develop skills and expand and build businesses.
Its opening balance has £27,250 comes from the net profit generated by the awards’ prize-giving ceremony last September, along with donations pledged on the night.
Karen Morris, a spokesman for the Lancashire Community Foundation, said the charitable body would “create an enterprising legacy” for the county’s young people.
She said: “The challenge is out there to Lancashire’s young people to put together their bids to the BIBAs Foundation.”
From the end of January, youngsters will be able to make applications to the Foundation’s fund through thebibas.co.uk website.
Read more about the BIBAs foundation and how young people, and the groups supporting them, can apply here.