Builders’ merchant, Jewson, has been asking people up and down the country to nominate community projects that are in need of a transformation and, after over 2,000 entries, the shortlist has been revealed.
As part of its Building Better Communities initiative, Jewson offered community building projects the chance to win a share of £100,000 to be spent on anything from a new roof for their village hall, to a much needed coat of paint for a long-forgotten public space.
A team of 60 judges, including Jewson employees and supplier partners, deliberated over the course of a week and picked the final 63 projects which will progress to the next stage of the competition. The projects range from a mountain rescue team to food banks and community centre refurbishments.
David Fenton, marketing director at Jewson, said: “The Building Better Communities scheme has received an incredible response and we’ve seen more than 2,000 entries from people across the UK. It was really difficult to compile a shortlist from so many worthwhile projects.
“It’s clear that helping projects such as these will play a vital role in improving communities.”
A number of suppliers have committed to supporting Building Better Communities, including British Gypsum, Marshalls, Mastercrete, SterlingOSB, SAM and VELUX.