Million Makers - The Corporate charity fundraising
Six 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
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
How does it work?
The chosen team attend the Million Makers Launch Day in their
region, learning about the challenge, the cause and how to become a
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
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
Once the den is complete, teams must test their time management,
project management, communication and leadership skills turning
their plans into a reality
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.
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
In November, Nottingham Trent University launched the University Million Makers challenge with student members of Institute of Directors.
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.
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.