Charities and community groups across Nottingham are being given the chance to receive a helping hand in their coronavirus recovery programme – thanks to a leading builders merchant.
Selco Builders Warehouse, which has 68 branches across England and Wales including in Nottingham, is offering charities and community groups from anywhere in the UK the chance to benefit from its six-month Selco Stars campaign.
Each month, two good causes will receive £500 worth of building materials to improve their facility or assist with a project, with the 12 finalists then going into a public vote for the chance to win £5,000 cash in early 2021.
The organisation which finishes second in the public vote will receive £1,250 to mark Selco’s 125th anniversary this year.
The scheme is open to any charity or group which provides a benefit to its local community and entry can be made by explaining in no more than 100 words how they would use the building materials or money to benefit them.
Entries can be made by filling in a form on the Selco website www.selcobw.com/stars
Carine Jessamine, Selco marketing director, said: “The last few months has been an unprecedented period and has had a detrimental effect on virtually all areas of society.
“Charities and community groups are amongst those most heavily affected and we want to play a small part in helping them get back on their feet.
“We have always fully committed to reinvesting in local communities across the UK and it now feels more important than ever to do that.
“So many organisations across Nottingham which do sterling work in their community struggle to make building projects or renovations happen due to a lack of funding, so the chance to win materials will offer a huge helping hand.
“On top of that, there is a £5,000 jackpot at the end of the scheme which is often enough money to keep some charities or community groups going for a number of years.”
With hundreds of trade brands in stock, Selco’s 68 UK branches are firmly focused on helping tradespeople complete their jobs as quickly and effectively as possible.
As well as offering trade services, Selco also has a strong digital presence including Click & Deliver, a Click & Collect service and a new website designed to help tradespeople purchase their materials in the quickest and most effective way possible.