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Swindon Music Trust is in the running to win a share of a £1million Persimmon Homes Building Futures fund aimed at supporting under-18s across the UK but first they need online votes to win.

Persimmon Homes Wessex is backing Swindon Music Trust to be a prize winner at a special event later this year, where cash awards of £100,000, £50,000 or £20,000 will be made to those with the most online votes.

Sharon representing Swindon Music Trust said:
“We’re so proud to be chosen as a regional finalist and it’s given everyone a massive boost. The last 18 months or so have been extremely challenging for charities across the UK, including ourselves, so we’d really appreciate if people would get behind us and start voting.

“If we could win any of the top three cash awards then it would make a massive difference to the communities we support on a daily basis.”

Swindon Music Trust believe passionately that all children should have access to quality affordable instrumental tuition whether that be online, in school or at home. Many of the children supported have special educational needs, are from low-income families or are children in care.

The top prize would help open a venue for children to get together and enjoy music. It would be a safe place, away from what can sometimes be difficult home environments, where children can grow and be free to express themselves through their favourite instrument.

Voting could not be simpler. Just visit https://www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures and select Swindon Music Trust. It would mean the world to us if we could have your support.

Building Futures is delivered through the Persimmon Charitable Foundation in partnership with Team GB, the British Olympic Association.Through Building Futures, a total of 128 grants of £1,000 have been awarded to groups supporting sport, education & arts and health across Persimmon’s 31 regional businesses and its head office.

As well as the £100,000 first prize, there will be a £50,000 second prize and a £20,000 third prize in each category, while a further 87 shortlisted projects will each receive £5,000.

Online voting opened on Monday 11 October and runs until midnight on November 19.
To support Swindon Music Trust please visit https://www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures