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Terms and Conditions

The 2019 Competition is only open to registered charities, clubs, schools and other bona fide organisations (but not individuals) engaged in either health, education and the arts or sport who provide opportunities and services within England and/or Wales and/or Scotland to persons aged 18 and under. In respect of each entry, eligibility to enter the 2019 Competition will be at the discretion of Persimmon Homes taking into account the applicant’s satisfactory demonstration of the aforesaid criteria.

All entrants to the 2019 Competition agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

Entry into the competition:

1. Entry into the 2019 Competition is only available to those organisations that are able to satisfactorily demonstrate the eligibility criteria as mentioned above and who can demonstrate to Persimmon Homes’ reasonable satisfaction that:

1.1. they do not already hold cash reserves in the bank to pay for a proposed project relating to health, education or sport [or would suffer financial hardship if they did use their own cash reserves for a particular project]; and

1.2. they will spend any grant awarded through the 2019 Competition on equipment and/or facilities and/or training/coaching for use by those aged 18 years and under.

Persimmon Homes has absolute discretion in relation to matters of eligibility for the 2019 Competition.

2. Any applicant should complete an online entry form available at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity/building-futures (the Website), explaining in no more than 1,000 words why they are eligible for entry into the 2019 Competition and why they should (a) be eligible for a grant and (b) win the 2019 Competition.

3. All applications should be made between 1 February 2019 and midnight on 31 May 2019. Applications received after midnight on 31 May 2019 will be invalid.

4. The 2019 Competition will be assessed in five stages, as set out below.

5. The competition is not open to employees of Persimmon Homes, their agents or anyone connected with the competition.

Stage 1:

6. Persimmon Homes has 31 regional offices, each with its own management team. It also has a PLC office based in York. Each company’s management team (from the 32 Persimmon Homes offices) will for each of the 4 following periods, 1 February 2019 — 28 February 2019, 1 March 2019 — 31 March 2019, 1 April 2019 — 30 April 2019 and 1 May 2019 — 31 May 2019, consider the applications made during the relevant period and will each select one organisation (being one principally based in the geographical area in which that office operates) that they consider is eligible and should receive a grant of £1000. The decision of each of the 32 Persimmon Homes offices is final.

Stage 2:

7. In June 2019 the senior management team in each of the 32 Persimmon Homes offices will (subject to having received an adequate number of entries) nominate (to an independent panel from Persimmon’s Charity Foundation at Persimmon Homes’ PLC office in York) nine organisations (being three engaged in sport, three engaged in healthcare and three engaged in education & the arts) from all the entries that they respectively received and who in their opinion should move forward to next stage below. Persimmon Homes shall have absolute discretion in this process and their decision shall be final. The successful nominees will be notified of this decision on or around 14 June 2019.

Stage 3:

8. In July 2019 Persimmon’s Charity Foundation panel in York will (subject always to the number of applications made for the relevant categories) select three applicants (from each of the nine nominated organisations for each company, as referred to in Stage 2 — one for health, one for education & the arts and one for sport) for each of the 32 Persimmon Homes offices who in their opinion should move forward to the next stage below. Persimmon Homes shall have absolute discretion in this process and their decision shall be final. The successful nominees will be notified of this decision on or around the 8 July 2019.

Stage 4:

9. Between 22 July 2019 and midnight on 27 September 2019, Persimmon Homes will advertise the names of the selected Stage 3 nominees on its website. A public on-line vote will be used to determine the winner in each category — health, education & the arts and sport and:

9.1. The final winner in each of the three categories (one winner per category) will be the eligible organisations that secure the highest number of online votes in the relevant category of applicant (health, education & the arts and sport); and

9.2. The second place organisation in each of the three categories (one second place applicant per category) will be the eligible organisation that secures the second highest number of online votes in the relevant category of applicant (health, education & the arts and sport); and

9.3. The third place organisation in each of the three categories (one third place applicant per category) will be the eligible organisation that secures the third highest number of online votes in the relevant category of applicant (health, education & the arts and sport).

9.4. In relation to 9.1, 9.2 or 9.3 if two relevant organisations have each got the same (highest) number of votes Persimmon Homes’ independent panel at York shall have the final decision as to who out of them shall be the final winner and who shall be the second place organisation (and in this instance the organisation who has secured the second highest number of online votes shall be the third place organisation and the organisation who got the third highest number of votes shall not be the third place organisation). If two relevant organisations have each got the same (second highest) number of votes Persimmon Homes’ independent panel at York shall have the final decision as to who out of them shall be the second place organisation and who out of them shall be the third place organisation (and the organisation that got the third highest number of votes shall not be the third place organisation). If three relevant organisations have the same highest number of votes Persimmon Homes’ independent panel at York shall have the final decision as to who out of them shall be the final winner and who shall be the second place organisation and who shall be the third place organisation (and in this instance the organisations who secured the second and third highest number of online votes shall not be the second place organisation or the third place organisation).

Votes may only be made online by visiting https://www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures and may only be made by individuals. One vote per person allowed. Persimmon Homes reserves the right to disqualify any vote or votes if in its reasonable opinion it believes an individual has or is attempting to vote more than once or if a voter purports to be someone that they are not.

10. The final winner in each category (one in each of health, education & the arts and sport) shall be entitled to a prize of £100,000 each and the second place organisation in each such category shall be entitled to a prize of £50,000 each and the third place organisation in each such category shall each be entitled to a prize of £20,000 each. Each remaining applicant of the 96 selected at Stage 3 shall be entitled to a prize of £5,000.

Stage 5:

11. On 8 October 2019 a gala dinner will be held at York Race Course. It will be at this gala dinner than the identity (as per stage 4) of the final winners and the second place organisations and the third place organisations shall be announced. All 96 of the applicants selected at Stage 3 shall be invited to the gala dinner (a maximum of 2 guests per organisation).

12. General Terms:

12.1. The aforementioned prizes may only be paid to the relevant organisation.

12.2. Persimmon Homes reserves the right to feature the names, photographs, video content and location of all nominees, regional winners, finalists and their representatives in any future marketing materials, PR, website publications and promotions.

12.3. Only one entry per organisation will be accepted for each of those 4 periods referred to in Paragraph 6 above. Where more than one entry is made for an organisation during each such period, only the last official entry from the applicant will be considered. Each organisation will nominate the regional office of Persimmon Homes it wishes to consider its application, based upon where the applicant is principally located.

12.4. Entries that are not submitted in accordance with these terms and conditions will not be accepted. Persimmon Homes accepts no responsibility for entries that are lost or delayed or rendered invalid due to incorrect participant data, software or hardware failure or for any other reason beyond its control.

12.5. Persimmon Homes reserves the right to alter or amend these terms and conditions or to delay, postpone or cancel the 2019 Competition (or any of the stages of it) on giving notice to the applicants.

12.6. If there is a conflict between these terms and conditions and any advertising or promotional material or in respect of this competition, these terms and conditions will prevail. Persimmon Homes’ decision on any question or complaint concerning the interpretation or implementation of these terms and conditions is final and binding upon all applicants.

12.7. The 2019 Competition and these terms and condition are subject to English law and any jurisdiction of the English courts.

12.8. The promoter of the 2019 Competition is Persimmon Homes Limited, company registration number 4108747 of Persimmon House, Fulford, York YO19 4FE.