COLLABORATION PRIZE: Cooperative Development Scotland – Apply Now

As former winners of the CDS Collaboration Prize SFS heartily recommend applying!

Apply for the Collaboration prize and you could win £5k in cash, £5k in consultancy

There will be up to five winners, each receiving £5,000 in cash to implement their collaborative idea, as well as Co-operative Development Scotland support to set up as a consortium co-operative and £5,000 consultancy support from
Scottish Enterprise or Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Your application should show how you and your partners wish to collaborate to take advantage of a market opportunity that will help your businesses to grow.
To be eligible your business must:

  • Be in the creative industries sector
  • Be based in Scotland
  • Have an innovative idea that you want to implement by setting up a
    consortium co-operative
  • Have identified other potential members for the consortium

Why choose a consortium co-operative?
A consortium co-operative is an organisation run in a shared and equal way by its members which allows them to take advantage of bigger business opportunities. A consortium allows businesses to work together collaborating on activities such as marketing, tendering, innovation or export activities.

To find out more and apply visit: or email


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