Posted: Sat 25th Jun 2016

School Of Management Launches Community Investment Challenge Competition

This article is old - Published: Saturday, Jun 25th, 2016

This summer the School of Management at Swansea University is launching its Community Investment Challenge. Charities and local businesses from Swansea are being offered the chance to compete for prize money worth £25,000. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The initiative is being funded by the School of Management to offer support to a project or charity that is contributing to the local area and its people. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The competition is open to registered businesses and charities in the Swansea area. Applicants will need to present a business plan in a Dragons’ Den style pitch to a panel of experts, chaired by the Dean of the School of Management, Professor Marc Clement. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The prize on offer to the winner will be £15,000 with two runner-up prizes of £5,000 each. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Professor Marc Clement, said: “As part of our new strategy the School of Management wishes to be the centre of the community, opening its doors to those that want to come, a welcoming home for learning, collaboration and debate. We want to provide a space in which relationships will evolve; an environment for like-minded organisations that share our values, where together we can find a way to make a difference in the world locally and globally.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The competition launches on Monday 20th June. Entrants are asked to complete an application form, which can be found on the School of Management’s web pages and the deadline for applications will be midnight on Monday 4th July. The presentation event will take place on Wednesday 13th July on the Bay Campus. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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