With branches from the Scottish Isles to Penzance, we’re proud to be part of the communities where we live and work. That’s why we’re awarding £250,000 in building materials to good causes across Great Britain.

Below is a guide to Building Better Communities, but you can also download our printable guide.

Phase 1 – Nominations

9th april – 9th may

The nominations stage of Building Better Communities is now closed. Our judges are busy working through the thousands of entries we’ve received and are deciding on our shortlist.

Phase 2 – Shortlisting

9th may – 25th may

Our judges will select their shortlist from all entries, reviewing each nomination against a set of criteria including:

  • How many people it will help in the local area
  • How it will continue to help people in the future
  • And how detailed your entry is

Our panel of judges will choose their favourites and these will then go to a public vote at the end of May.

Phase 3 – Voting

31st may – 20TH june

If you make the shortlist, you then need to spread the word as the more votes you get, the better. We choose the winners of Building Better Communities based on a combination of the judges’ scores and the public vote, so get as many people voting as possible.

Phase 4 – Judging

21st june – 1st july

With voting closed, our panel will judge each entry, considering both the entry information and the public voting. 50% of the overall score will come from the judges, and 50% from the public vote.

The judges will decide the Community Project winners who will receive between £500 and £10,000 in building materials, and the Top Community Prize of up to £50,000 that can be a combination of materials and labour. We’ll also award prizes to our Trade Heroes with a top prize of up to £50,000 in building materials up for grabs.

Phase 5 – Winners

3rd july

After calculating all the scores, the winners of Building Better Communities will be announced in early July at a ceremony with a special celebrity host.

The winners can then use their prize to make a difference to good causes across the UK.