Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, is urging community groups to take full advantage of a new community grant awards competition.
The UK's leading supplier of sustainable timber and building materials, Jewson, gave away a total of £250,000 to local community projects last year – and the same prize fund is available for 2017.
Building Better Communities is a competition which gives local causes the chance to win free building materials for building projects. Applicants can choose to nominate a project for a top regional prize of £50,000, or a share of a bigger £150,000 regional prize fund where they can ask for anything from £500 to £10,000 to spend on building materials.
New for 2017 is the Trade Hero category, which seeks to celebrate construction workers who play a big role in their community. The Trade Hero will win £50,000 worth of building materials to enable them to complete a worthy community project.
Nominations can be made via buildingbettercommunities.co.uk or the Jewson Facebook page at facebook.com/jewsonuk. Nominations close on the 5 May 2017.
Karen said: "As Jewson has a branch in Redditch, it struck me that this was a competition well worth entering. Wouldn't it be great if Redditch communities got to share in the prizes?"
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