GROUPS who work with under 18’s are being encouraged to apply for a scheme which will support their growth.

Persimmon Homes is launching its national Building Futures programme in partnership with Team GB, the British Olympic Association. Those who apply could be in with a chance of winning a share of £1,000,000.

The scheme, being run locally by Persimmon Homes South Yorkshire, aims to support community groups across three categories: sports, education and arts, and health.

Alan Hopwood, director in charge at Persimmon Homes South Yorkshire, said: “We are looking for groups, charities and individuals who have amazing ideas on how to spend the big cash prizes to come forward.

"We will consider anything from new clubhouses and kit, to education and arts centres, research and support groups.”

Monthly grants of £1,000 will be awarded across Persimmon’s 32 regional businesses to improve facilities and the delivery of vital grassroots community projects.

“Our 2019 campaign is bigger and better than ever so that we can bring positive change to the lives of even more children. Not only have we upped our prize money to more than £1 million, we have moved the goalposts so that as well as sporting groups and clubs, we are able to support projects in health as well as education and arts.” Alan added.

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