Kids Inspire 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 Essex is backing Kids Inspire 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.
Sue Bell, Founder and CEO of Kids Inspire, 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.”
“Funds from public voting such as this, will be spent on children and young people that don’t obviously fit into some of our more structured therapeutic projects. ‘One size’ of therapy does not fit all, and vital funds help us to create bespoke treatment plans using our range of traditional and innovative counselling and therapies.”
She added: “Voting could not be simpler. Just visit to www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures, select Kids Inspire 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 is now open and will close at midnight on Friday 27 September.
To support Kids Inspire please visit: www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures