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Want to nab £30,000 and get on TV?

There are two entrepreneurial opportunities up for grabs with the new Village SOS scheme. The BBC and Big Lottery fund is searching for six UK villages with a great business idea that will bring new life to their community. The best ideas will receive funding of up to £400,000 each from the Big Lottery Fund.

The six successful village teams will be chosen in May 2010 when filming for a major BBC One Village SOS series will start. The Village SOS programme is due to air in winter 2010 and will follow the new enterprises from start-up to trading.

For individual entrepreneurs, there’s also the opportunity to become a Village Champion. Village Champions will be paid £30,000 to take part in an initiative that will involve relocating to a village for a year and being filmed for a primetime BBC TV Series.

The closing date to apply for the Village Champion role is Friday 14 August.

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Check out the Lowestoft singing quartet The TestostaTones performing their jingle for Village SOS below.


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