Friday, 12 August 2011

What could your village do with a share
of £5.3 million?

The Village SOS Competition will give around 250 awards of between £10,000 and £30,000 to kick start community businesses.

They want to support inspiring business ideas that will bring people together in villages across the UK and support activities and enterprises that will tackle the challenges they face.

They’re particularly interested in giving money to enterprising ideas that will use the skills of local people, and the area’s natural resources, land and buildings.

Entry forms will be available to Village SOS members soon.(see Village SOS website address below)

There are three main entry requirements:

You must be a community enterprise

Your village must be in a rural area and have fewer than 3,000 people living in it

They can only accept one entry per village.

They expect a high demand for funding. In order to have the best chances of success, use all the resources Village SOS has to offer, including the Community and Advice Line on 0845 434 9123.

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