Community Buying Challenge - UK
A £60,000 initiative has been launched by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Co-operatives UK to promote community buying models.
Community buying involves groups of individuals combining their buying power to purchase goods or services together and get better deals from shops and other suppliers.
The Buy Better Together challenge will highlight new models of community buying, stimulate enterprise and promote shared learning. Both BIS and Co-operatives UK have contributed £30,000 to the challenge. The competition is open to groups and organisations within the public, voluntary or business sectors. Awards will be made to support training, mentoring and seed funding for stand out projects, with a £15,000 prize available for an overall winner. The prize fund will open in January 2012. If you wish to sign up now please visit the link below:- https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/STXL82C