The Prince's Trust Million Makers Competition

The Corporate Challenge. Six months, £1,500 seed funding, £10,000. How would you do it?

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

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 MM winners 2014

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.

 

Get in touch to find out more

News from this year's teams

  • The Prince's Trust is thrilled to announce a brand new sponsor for the Million Makers 2015-16 competition.
  • Million Makers team, Painters 8, organised a glamorous gala dinner at The Grosvenor House Hotel with some fantastic results.
  • Power NI recently hosted 'Viridian's Got Talent' in association with Capita, raising over £7,000 for The Prince's Trust Million Makers Challenge.
  • In November, Nottingham Trent University launched the University Million Makers challenge with student members of Institute of Directors.
  • A group of graduates from Barratt Developments have completed our Million Makers challenge, raising over £25,000 in just six months.
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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

Million Makers is supported by

Find out more about Capita's Partnership with The Trust.

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.