Lichfield Garrick is on the shortlist to win a share of Persimmon Homes’ Building Futures £1million pot supporting under-18s nationwide but first they need online votes to win.
Persimmon Homes West Midlands is backing Lichfield Garrick Theatre to be a prize winner at a gala dinner in October, where cash awards of £100,000, £50,000 or £20,000 will be made to those winning the most online votes.
Matt Clay, Sales & Development Manager from Lichfield Garrick said: “It is a huge achievement to have been selected as a regional finalist, but now we really need people to get behind us and get voting so that we are in the strongest possible position to earn one of the top three cash awards on the night.”
The prize money will help make our Young Rep and Community productions fully accessible by offering BSL, Relaxed and Dementia Friendly performances. A top prize could help us purchase caption units to use on many more shows.
He added: “Voting could not be simpler. Just click here and select SUBMIT VOTE in the top right hand corner and vote for us we would really appreciate everyone’s support.”
Building Futures is being delivered through the Persimmon Charitable Foundation, which last year donated £620,000 to support children’s sport.
Through Building Futures, a total of 128 grants of £1,000 have been awarded to groups supporting sport, education & arts and health across Persimmon’s 31 regional businesses and its head office.
Persimmon Homes is an official partner of Team GB and the Persimmon Charitable Foundation enlisted the help of medallists Kat Copeland and Callum Skinner to help determine the three regional finalists for each business division.
One initiative from each category will go on to win £100,000 each through a national award scheme to be decided by a public vote.
As well as the £100,000 first prize, there will be a £50,000 second prize and a £20,000 third prize in each sector, while a further 87 shortlisted projects will each receive £5,000.
Online voting has begun and will close at midnight on September 27.
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