Buy better together community challenge

Explains the ‘buy better together’ community buying challenge run by Co-operatives UK and BIS.


Challenge introduction document: buy better together


The ‘buy better together’ community buying challenge is now closed. You can view the archived terms and conditions and application form.

Community buying is when consumers group together to buy in bulk, negotiating better deals for cheaper prices, better quality or greater convenience. This challenge aimed to:

  • inspire new community buying models
  • stimulate enterprise
  • promote shared learning

£60,000 funded training and mentoring for the best projects, including £15,000 for the overall winner.

Published 20 February 2012