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Construction firm offers £1,000 award to community buildings

Published: 5th Dec, 2019

Construction firm offers £1,000 award to community buildings


Community buildings across Shropshire are being offered a helping hand through a new improvements award scheme - with the chance to win a makeover for their building.

The winning entry will receive a combination of material and labour worth £1,000 to improve their facilities.

The scheme is open to every community building in the county and covers internal or external work - all centres have to do is send in a story explaining why they need the work doing.

Entries must be returned before December 20, 2019, to qualify and the winner will be announced on February 11, 2020.

The scheme is being run by SWG Construction, which has offices in Shrewsbury and Welshpool, in conjunction with Shropshire RCC.

Nigel Stephens, of SWG, said the aim of the award was to help community buildings reach their full potential. He said: "Community buildings are an important part of rural life across Shropshire, acting as a focal point for residents and a local hub, which host so many much-needed activities and social gatherings.

“We are asking those involved with running community buildings to try and win £1,000 worth of improvements through this new award.

“Whether it is external or internal work, SWG will provide the labour and materials to help the winning centre thrive in the community.

“It could include heating, plumbing, bathroom and kitchen improvements, electrical improvements, testing and inspection, decoration, flooring groundworks, sports facilities, disabled access and facilities, new signage or a combination of works.

“To be considered, we are asking community buildings to tell us their story about why they need the work doing and how it would benefit the community." 

To enter, download and complete the application form and send to jacqui.gough@swg.co.uk before Friday 20 December 2019.

A shortlist of five entries will be drawn up after the closing deadline and those entries must be available for a site visit in January.


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