Million Makers - The Corporate charity fundraising challenge

MM winners 2014Six months, £1,500 seed funding, £10,000 target – how would you do it?

The Prince’s Trust Million Makers challenge is an entrepreneurial fundraising competition, which sees talented teams from companies across the country competing to outdo each other, all in the name of charity.

Each team is attempting to turn £1,500 into £10,000 in just six months.

Think you can do it?

This is a real life challenge, which starts with an idea, progresses to a Dragons’ Den style pitching process, and then the action really gets going.

Your team will be competing in the fundraising stakes with the best of the best from leading companies across the UK, including EMC, DLA Piper and RBS, while improving their business skills and raising vital funds to make a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people.

In six years, Million Makers has raised over £5 million for The Prince’s Trust.

Do you have what it takes to become the national champion?

How does it work?

  • LAUNCH

The chosen team attend the Million Makers Launch Day in their region, learning about the challenge, the cause and how to become a winning team

  •  PLAN

Following the Launch Day, teams turn ideas into solid plans in the form of a business plan, testing their creativity, business acumen and planning skills

  • PITCH

Teams are invited to pitch their business plans in the Dragons Den. In front of a panel of senior business leaders, the teams presentation skills are put to the test and if the plan is right, the dragons will supply the team with £1,500 seed funding

  • IMPLEMENT

Once the den is complete, teams must test their time management, project management, communication and leadership skills turning their plans into a reality

  • HALF WAY THERE

At the half way point, teams will be invited to celebrate their achievements so far at a Half Way Celebration in their region. The event aims to rejuvenate and energise teams, a great opportunity to meet young people supported by The Prince’s Trust.

  •  CELEBRATE

Once every six months, Regional Finals are held to announce the final total raised by each team. The winner at each Regional Final will be invited to the National Final which takes place annually in March alongside the prestigious Celebrate Success awards. The winning team is the team that raises the most but recognition is given to teams voted most Innovative and Entrepreneurial as well as Outstanding Individuals as nominated by teams.

 

 

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News from this year's teams

  • A group of graduates from Barratt Developments have completed our Million Makers challenge, raising over £25,000 in just six months.
  • Our RBS 'West is Best' Million Makers group got into the Halloween spirit last week, dressing up to raise money to help vulnerable young people in Scotland.
  • Virgin Media has transformed a Million Makers fundraising idea into a reality, in a bid to raise as much money as possible for The Prince’s Trust.
  • Teams from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen met at RBS Gogarburn in Edinburgh earlier this month to launch the Scottish Million Makers challenge.
  • A team of ten employees from Arqiva has joined the London and South East Million Makers Challenge, and has successfully secured £1,500 seed funding in the Den.
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Million Makers: Sign up today

Why delay what could be a fantastic opportunity for you and your company?

To register your company, email getinvolved@princes-trust.org.uk

More information

Click on the image below to download our Million Makers flyer, which explains how the Million Makers challenge works, and shares success stories from previous years.

 
Million Makers - The Corporate Challenge