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Terms and Conditions

The 2020 Competition is only open to registered charities, clubs, schools and other organisations working in health, sport or education & arts that provide opportunities and services within England and/or Wales and/or Scotland to persons aged 18 and under, and who can satisfactorily demonstrate this to Persimmon Homes. All entrants to the 2020 Competition agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

Entry into the competition:

1. Only those organisations 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 their proposed project; and

1.2. they will spend any grant awarded through the 2020 Competition on equipment and/or facilities and/or services and/or training/coaching for use by those aged 18 years and under.

Persimmon Homes has absolute discretion in relation to eligibility.

2. Any applicant should complete an online entry form available at www.persimmonhomes.com/charity (the Website), saying in no more than 500 words why they are eligible for entry into the 2020 Competition and why they should (a) be eligible for a grant and (b) win the 2020 Competition.

3. All applications should be made between 1 April 2020 and midnight on the 31st May 2020.

4. The 2020 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 contractors or anyone connected with the competition.

Stage 1:

6. Persimmon Homes has 31 regional offices, each with its own board of directors. It also has a PLC based in York. Each company's management team from the 32 Persimmon Homes offices will, during April 2020 and May 2020, consider the applications made during the relevant month and will each select TWO organisations (being principally based in the geographical area in which that office operates) that they consider are 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 2020 the senior management team in each of the 32 Persimmon Homes offices will nominate (to an independent panel from Persimmon's Charity Foundation at Persimmon Homes' PLC office in York) nine organisations (three working in sport, three working in healthcare and three working in education & arts) from all entries received who in their opinion should move forward to the "semi-finals stage". Persimmon Homes shall have absolute discretion in this process and their decision shall be final. The successful nominees will be notified of this decision.

Stage 3:

8. In June 2020 Persimmon's Charity Foundation panel in York will select three applicants (from the nine nominees referred to in Stage 2 – one for health, one for education & arts and one for sport) for each of the 32 Persimmon Homes offices who in their opinion should move forward to the "grand final stage". Persimmon Homes shall have absolute discretion in this process and their decision shall be final. The successful nominees will be notified of this decision.

Stage 4:

9. Between 27 July 2020 and 18 September 2020, Persimmon Homes will advertise the names of the 96 nominees selected at Stage 3 on its website. A public on-line vote will be used to determine the winners in each category – health, education & arts and sport and:

9.1. The final winners in each category will be the eligible organisation that secures the highest number of online votes in each category – health, education & arts and sport; and

9.2. The second place applicants will be the eligible organisation that secures the second highest number of online votes in each category – health, education & arts and sport; and

9.3. The third place applicant will be the eligible organisations that secures the third highest number of votes in each category – health, education & arts and sport; and

9.4. If two applicants 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 applicant (and in this instance the organisation who has secured the second highest number of online votes shall be the third place applicant and the organisation who got the third highest number of votes shall not be the third place applicant). If two applicants 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 applicant and who out of them shall be the third place applicant (and the organisation that got the third highest number of votes shall not be the third place applicant). If three applicants 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 applicant and who shall be the third place applicant (and in this instance the organisation who secured the second and third highest number of online votes shall not be the second place applicant or the third place applicant).

10. The final winners in each category – health, education & arts and sport - shall be entitled to a prize of £100,000 each and the second place applicants in each category – health, education & arts and sport - shall be entitled to a prize of £50,000 each and the third place applicants in each category – health, education & arts and sport - 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 6 October 2020 (or such other nearby date as Persimmon Homes may nominate) a gala dinner will be held at York Racecourse (or such other nearby suitable venue as Persimmon Homes may determine). It will be at this gala dinner that the identity of the final winners and the second place applicants and the third place applicants 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 applicant).

12. General Terms:

12.1. The aforementioned prizes may only be paid to the relevant applicant (but need not be paid if, at the date that Persimmon proposes to make such payment, the relevant applicant has ceased to exist or if its eligibility criteria have materially changed).

12.2. Persimmon Homes reserves the right to feature the names and addresses of the final winners and the second place applicant winners and the third place applicant winners and Runners Up in any future marketing materials, website publications and promotions, and may also include photographs of the successful applicants' representatives. Persimmon's privacy policy, which sets out (amongst other things) how and why we may use your personal data can be viewed at Persimmon Homes website.

12.3. Only one entry per applicant will be accepted for each of those calendar months referred to in Paragraph 6 above. Where more than one entry is made for an applicant during a calendar month, only the last official entry from the applicant will be considered. Each applicant 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 2020 Competition (or any of the stages of it) on giving notice to the applicants (and which such notice shall be deemed to be given if the change in terms or conditions or the delay, postponement or cancellation is published on Persimmon's website).

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 2020 Competition and these terms and condition are subject to English law and any jurisdiction of the English courts.

12.8. The promoter of the 2020 Competition is Persimmon Homes Limited, company registration number 4108747 of Persimmon House, Fulford, York YO19 4FE.