The Building Better Communities initiative is in its fourth year of running and it will award one community project up to £50,000, as well as many other prizes. Projects from Calderdale and the rest of the county can apply for funding for building materials to improve their facilities.
In addition, Jewson will also give away £100,000 of the overall prize fund to heroes of the building trade, which are the unsung tradespeople who go above and beyond in their local area or builders who have always supported others and are now in need themselves.
“The funds donated as part of the Building Better Communities competition are making a huge difference to local charities and community groups across Great Britain, and can do the same for those in West Yorkshire. We know there are groups doing great work on a daily basis, so it’s an honour to be supporting them and I’m really looking forward to learning about this year’s entries,” said George Clarke, celebrity architect that has been involved with Building Better Communities for two years.
The deadline for all entrants to submit their application is the 9th of May. The winning project will be announced on the 3rd of July at a ceremony hosted by George Clarke.
“Since we launched the Building Better Communities competition in 2015, we’ve helped more than 65 fantastic projects make a difference to communities across the UK. We’ve seen the great work being carried out by communities and tradespeople and want to give back to those who go the extra mile. That’s why we’re continuing to ask residents in West Yorkshire to nominate a cause that could benefit from some extra support,” said Thierry Dufour, managing director at Jewson.