House builder Persimmon, has 30 businesses across England, Wales and Scotland.
Every month during 2017 each of these businesses will donate up to £750 each to clubs, schools, organisations, charities and individuals who deliver amateur sport to young people aged 21 and under. Organisations who apply must not have more than £100,000 in their bank account and must not be providing sports training on a professional or for profit basis. The main objective is for people to use the funding to purchase sports kits, however entries will be considered for the purchase of other equipment and maintenance of facilities. Organisations may also be entered to win a grand prize of £200,000 to spend on their sport, club or team. In January 2018 all 30 businesses will choose three entries to go forward for the national prize, an independent panel will then choose one entry from each business which will go head to head in an online vote. The first prize is £200,000, there will be two runners up prizes of £50,000 each and 27 finalists will receive £5,000 each.
Applications can be made up to midnight on the 31st December 2017.