Nominate community groups for cash boost

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

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.