Nominate community groups for cash boost

Derbyshire residents have been invited to nominate projects for a share of a £200,000 cash pot.

Friday, 12th May 2017, 12:47 pm
Updated Friday, 12th May 2017, 2:27 pm
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The Jewson Building Better Communities competition is open for nominations and is open to applications from improvement projects across England, Scotland and Wales.

Community groups can apply for a share of the overall prize fund – anything from £500 to £10,000 to spend on building materials – or put their project forward for the top prize of £50,000 for building materials and labour.

In a new addition for the 2017 competition, communities can also nominate a ‘trade hero’ – a tradesperson who plays a big role in their area, whether it’s a roofer who has fixed a leak in the village hall or a builder who has supported a local children’s charity. The winner of the Trade Hero category will receive £50,000 worth of building materials to enable them to complete a worthy community project.

Mark Rayfield, CEO of Jewson, said: “Since Building Better Communities launched in 2015, we’ve seen the difference that the competition has had on local communities and charities. We’re encouraging people in Derbyshire to nominate a cause close to their hearts.”

Nominations can be made at www.buildingbettercommunities.