South Yorkshire projects make it to finals of Jewsons competition

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New Bohemians Regenerate and Rotherham Rise Women’s Centre have been announced as finalists in the 2016 Jewson Building Better Communities competition.

The South Yorkshire projects beat 1,800 nominated project to make it to this stage, and are asking members of the public to vote for them in order to help them win a share of the £250,000 prize fund.

David Fenton, Marketing Director at Jewson, said: “Supporting the communities where we live and work is so important to us, and hearing the heart-warming tales of some of last year’s projects motivated us to do even more to help boost community spirit up and down the UK. “By more than doubling the prize fund to a quarter of a million pounds, we’re giving people the chance to transform the community projects and initiatives that are close to their hearts.”

Winners will be awarded building materials from Jewson to help transform buildings up and down the UK into warm, inviting and efficient spaces for the whole community to enjoy.

This year, applicants had the choice to nominate a project for either the main prize of a £150,000 transformation, using the Saint-Gobain ‘My Comfort’ building principles, or a share of a £100,000 regional prize fund, where they could ask for anything from £500 to £10,000 to spend on building materials.

People have until June 19 to vote for their local project. Votes can be cast via the Jewson Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jewsonuk