The newly launched Buy Better Together Challenge is designed to promote community buying models in the UK. Community buying involves groups of individuals combining their buying power to purchase goods or services together and get better deals from shops and suppliers. Through this scheme, participants will highlight new models of community buying, stimulate enterprise and promote shared learning. There is a total funding pot of £60,000 available; with £15,000 prize available for the overall winner to go towards making their project a reality. For full details click here. The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 May 2012.