The Persimmon Charitable Foundation is joining forces with Team GB to give away £1 million to help support under 18’s through its Building Futures competition. Registered charities, clubs, schools and other organisations across England, Wales and Scotland can enter the competition with project ideas in the following sectors.
- Education and the Arts
Funding can be used to cover costs such as equipment, facilities, training, or medical research and support groups.
In each sector there will be a first prize of £100,000, a £50,000 second prize and a £20,000 third prize. Alongside the top prizes, smaller individual prizes of £1,000 each will be given away during April and May 2020, and 87 shortlisted finalists will each receive £5,000.
Any applicant should complete an online entry form available at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity, saying in no more than 500 words why they are eligible for entry into the 2020 Competition and why they should (a) be eligible for a grant and (b) win the 2020 Competition.
The deadline for applications is the 31st May 2020.
Community Champions Scheme –
We have supported thousands of community groups and charities over the years, but from 1st April for the foreseeable future, we want to focus on organisations that support the over-70s – a vulnerable group in our society that we feel need our support at this time.
It’s really simple to apply for a donation. All you need to do is complete the online form, telling us why your group or charity, which works with or supports the over-70s, deserves our donation. Included in your application we need to know how much you want us to donate. Remember, we need the name and location of the initiative so that we can ensure the right business receives your request.