A challenge to youth and senior groups in the Windsor area to present community  initiatives for substantial financial prizes – £8,000 to be won!

The Windsor Lions, the leading local community service organisation, has launched an innovative project to stimulate local youth and older groups to develop new ideas for community related initiatives that will benefit local people in Windsor and the surrounding district.

Entitled the Lion’s Den Challenge, the Windsor Lions’ project aims to create sustainable projects that will directly benefit the local community.  The concept is based on the highly popular TV programme, ‘Dragon’s Den’, where budding entrepreneurs seeking financial investment present their business initiatives for scrutiny by multi-millionaires.  Youth and senior groups will be invited to present their ideas to a panel of prominent local business people, headed by the President of  Windsor Lions, which will judge their proposals and make financial rewards to the winning projects.

Lion President Paul Maxwell commented:  “We are very excited about this our latest community initiative.  We are keen to stimulate youth and senior groups in our area to come up with new ideas for projects that will deliver sustainable, long-term community related benefits for local people.  We are very keen to progress our community work – over the past two years or so we have staged prostate cancer awareness sessions with another planned for next Spring and, more recently, a diabetes awareness promotion.  The Lion’s Den Challenge will hopefully drive new ideas for the benefit of local communities with youth and senior groups leading the way.”

A Community Project should be a project (new or existing) which benefits either the wider community, or a group of individuals within the community.  The competition is divided into two categories: Junior teams with all members 18 years old and under prior to 31st December 2017, or senior teams with members over 18 years old. The competition is available for small local community groups, and small local charities based in any of the following: Windsor, Ascot, Datchet, Eton, Old Windsor, Sunningdale, Sunninghill, or Wraysbury.


Four prizes each of £2000 will be presented to two winners in each category for the further development of their projects.


Applicants should contact Lion Mike Sells: mikepsells@gmail.com to register their interest by Tuesday 31st October 2017.  The winners will be announced before Christmas.

Lions Den Poster v2