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Building Better Communities is back

Following the success of last year’s competition, we’re pleased to announce that our Building Better Communities competition is back – and this time it’s bigger than ever!

In a bid to boost community spirit and make our communities even better, we’re asking people up and down the country to nominate projects near them that could do with sprucing up – from a lick of paint for an old village hall, to a brand new home for a local sports team.

With a mammoth new £250,000 prize pot, we now need people to tell us about local building projects that deserve a helping hand.

This year, entrants can put forward a project for either a top £150,000 prize or a share of a £100,000 fund where they can ask for anything from £500 to £10,000 to spend on building materials.

A new addition for 2016 is the top £150,000 prize, which will see one project receive a transformation using the Saint-Gobain ‘My Comfort’ building principles.

Recognising that we spend around 90% of our time inside, the My Comfort approach focuses on creating buildings that are comfortable and healthy, good for the people who use them and good for the environment. My Comfort creates buildings that are warm, quiet, well-lit and have good air quality, but don’t cost the earth to run.

We received over 2,000 entries last year for community projects up and down the country, and 14 projects went on to win a slice of the £100,000 pie. One of these projects was the RNLI Penlee Lifeboat Station in Penzance, which – with a £50,000 contribution from Jewson – is in the process of being rebuilt to give deserving volunteers a brand new base.

This year’s entrants have until 29th April 2016 to nominate their project. Nominations can be made via www.buildingbettercommunities.co.uk or the Jewson Facebook page at http://facebook.com/jewsonuk

Looking for inspiration? Watch the competition launch video here.