The M&S Community Business Challenge kicks off in Liverpool

Calling all community businesses in Liverpool! Take part in the M&S Community Business Challenge and you could win a package of business support and funding to bring your ideas to life.

Marks & Spencer and Power to Change are working together across England to support thriving local economies through community business. This exciting new partnership programme is being piloted in Liverpool City Region in 2018.

We are inviting local community businesses to apply for a package of support in the form of skills and mentoring from M&S staff, and funding from Power to Change. There is up to £50,000 of funding available that will be distributed to up to five organisations. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to showcase their project in front of a live audience on 1 November at the Florrie in Liverpool.

To apply, read the guidance to check if this fund is right for you and then register your interest on www.communitybusinesschallenge.co.uk. You will then be invited to a face to face information session and sent the application form. Deadline for applications is 21 September 2018.