Building Better Communities Programme Opens For Nominations (Deadline 6th May 2018)

Jewson’s Building Better Communities programme, which supports community buildings across the UK has re-opened for nominations.  The Fund awards a Top Regional prize of £50,000 (split equally between labour and building materials costs) and multiple prizes ranging from £500 to £10,000 from a total pot of £250,000.

Local Trade Heroes (which seeks to celebrate construction workers who play a big role in their community) can also win £50,000 worth of building materials to enable them to complete worthy projects such as new sports club changing rooms, much-needed play area for children or improve community buildings.

Local projects can also apply for building materials worth between £500 and £10,000 to improve their local community building from a regional prize fund.

To participate, entrants must submit all the required details of their nominated community building project via the website below or via Jewson’s Facebook page (

Shortlisted projects will be announced on the 6th May 2018.  Shortlisted projects will face a public vote.  Public voting runs from the 22nd May.

Previous winners include:

  • Brookfields Special School Independent Living Skills Centre to convert a former caretaker’s house in Pangbourne into an independent living skills centre where the pupils can learn vital day to day skills such as cooking and cleaning as well as vocational skills such as gardening, online selling and catering
  • North Walsham Gymnastics Club – Dream, Believe, Achieve to move from the hall shared with the high school to a purpose built facility to meet local demand.


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