Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Two local initiatives win Our MK funding competition

Our MK are offering grants of up to £5000 to support technology-centred ideas that will improve transport, water and energy use, health and the environment in Milton Keynes.

They have recently announced the first 2 winners of their funding competition:

Michael Sheppard whose idea is about promoting an extremely low-cost system for off-grid solar lighting. Such a system is about promoting and fostering a sense of independence and resilience and at the same time hopefully encouraging a more judicious and respectful attitude to domestic electricity consumption.

MK Food Revolution who are offering ‘Milton Keynes Indie Food Passport’, a brochure type passport, which includes descriptions and addresses of local food outlets (including directions and opening times) as well as general information on the Milton Keynes independent food scene. The passport will have a space where local food outlets could ‘stamp’ their own logo when a customer visits their stall/shop. The passport could also act as a ‘discount booklet’, offering holders 10% off (or similar).

Visit the Our MK website for more information on how you can enter the competition.