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Donation in tune with music scheme for young people

20 September 2021

A £1,000 donation to help fund a project making music workshops and performances available to vulnerable children and young people is music to the ears of organisers.

A £1,000 donation to help fund a project making music workshops and performances available to vulnerable children and young people is music to the ears of organisers.

Community interest group We Make Culture was selected by Persimmon Homes Durham to receive £1,000 from the Building Futures initiative, launched in partnership with Team GB, the British Olympic Association.

Laura Brewis, for the group which works in Sunderland and South Tyneside, said: “Over the last year we have worked with more than 500 children and young people and we are  delighted to have been gifted these funds which will support our project supporting care-experienced young people, kinship carers and young people in families experiencing domestic violence.”

The Building Futures scheme aims to support community groups working with under-18s across three categories – education & arts, health and sport.

Andrew Somerville, sales director for Persimmon Homes Durham, added: “We are pleased to be able to support this project. The young people who are involved benefit greatly from the musical and learning opportunities it offers.”

A total of 128 grants of £1,000 will be awarded across Persimmon’s 32 regional businesses to improve local facilities and the delivery of vital community projects.

Three initiatives will go on to win £100,000 each through a national online public vote. The winners will be named at a grand final in November.

In each sector – education & arts, health and sport – as well as the £100,000 first prize, there will be a £50,000 second prize and a £20,000 third prize, while a further 87 shortlisted projects will each receive £5,000.

To find out more about Building Futures visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity/building-futures

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