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The buy better together challenge: create better deals together

Register your interest nowA new community buying challenge to recognise and inspire innovative models for buying together.

Register your interest now!

To register your interest in the prize and to keep updated on further details please visit

Co-operatives UK and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills have come together to launch the Buy Better Together Challenge - an exciting initiative to help inspire new models of community buying, stimulate enterprise and promote shared learning.

Have you devised new ways of buying collectively to help save money? Or have you an amazing idea, about communities working together, that’s just waiting to come out? Well we want to hear from you.

Tell us your thoughts, your ideas, your ingenious ways of buying co-operatively. The Buy Better Together Challenge £60k pot will go towards training, mentoring and seed funding for stand out projects and includes £15k for the overall winner.

For details of BIS’ Guide to Community Buying please visit

Applications will be open early 2012. To register interest and to keep updated on further details please visit

The Buy Better Together Challenge is brought to you by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) ( and Co-operatives UK, the national trade association for co-operative enterprises (

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Updated: 09/06/2016