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Collaborate to Access New Markets and Win £10,000

Win a £10,000 prize to help you set up a consortium co-operative to access new markets with like-minded businesses. The closing date for applications is midnight on 18th November 2016
What is a consortium co-operative?
It’s an organisation run in a shared and equal way by its members for their mutual benefit. Members are businesses and the co-operative can be for any purpose which supports them – such as marketing, tendering, innovating or exporting. Find out more here.
£5k in cash, £5k in business support
There will be up to five winners, each receiving £5,000 in cash to implement their collaborative idea, Co-operative Development Scotland (CDS) support to set up as a consortium co-operative, international advice where appropriate and £5,000 business support from Scottish Enterprise (SE) or Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
The objective: Grow your business and access new markets
Your application should show how you and your partners wish to collaborate to take advantage of a new market opportunity that will help your businesses to grow. This could be a new sector or new geographical market – including international markets.  We will award up to two of the 5 prizes to those whose collaboration demonstrates strong international ambitions.
For more information on the Prize, visit our website to request the application form.