Village SOS is a major new initiative from the BIG Lottery Fund and the BBC, which is searching for six UK villages with a great business idea that will help regenerate their community, and six enterprising individuals to become ‘Village Champions’ to work with the successful villages to help them achieve their ambitions of starting a successful rural business. The journey of the six successful villages will be documented by BBC One for a major prime time series in Winter 2010. Any rural village community group can apply to the scheme, as can any business expert interested in becoming a Village Champion. The closing date is 14th August. For more information about the scheme, the application process and the grants available, see the webpages at the BBC and Big Lottery Fund. Perhaps there are individuals/groups that may be interested in this? Comments/ideas are welcome.