CLOSED – Persimmon Building Futures – prizes of up to £100,000 available to youth focused organisations


Persimmon Homes is delighted to have joined forces with Team GB – the British Olympic Association – to give away over £1 million to help projects for young people aged under 18 across England, Wales and Scotland.

The competition has three categories: Education & Arts, Sport, and Health, each with the the following prizes:

  • First prize: £100,000
  • Second prize: £50,000
  • Third prize: £20,000

Alongside the top prizes, there are smaller individual prizes of £1,000 up for grabs during April and May 2020, and 87 shortlisted finalists who do not win one of the main prizes will receive £5,000 each as runners-up.

Entering is quick and easy. All you need to do is complete the online application form, explaining why your group or organisation deserves funding and what you will spend the £1,000 on should you be lucky enough to win.

In June, the Persimmon Charitable Foundation will meet to select three finalists for each of Persimmon’s 32 UK businesses – one from each category of health, education & arts and sport to represent them in the national final.

A public online vote of all 96 finalists, running from July to September, will determine the national winners.

What They Fund

Area: England, Wales and Scotland

Suitable for: Registered charities, clubs, schools and other organisations working in health, sport or education & arts that provide opportunities and services to people aged 18 and under

Funding size: Winners will receive funding of £1,000, £5,000, £20,000, £50,000 or £100,000 

Application deadline: 31st May

Read more about this funding opportunity

About the Author:

Keir is a project officer based in Semble's Bristol office. Most of his time is spent on two of our movement campaigns, Outdoor Classroom Day and Backyard Nature. One of Keir’s main interests is food equality and outside of Semble he runs a small community food waste project.