Local sports clubs across North East England are in with a chance of receiving a cash boost as Miller Homes launches its popular Summer of Sport campaign for the fourth consecutive year.
Following on from the success of the initiative during the past three years, the leading housebuilder will once again be inviting local sports clubs to take part in a competition which could see them win £500 or, for the first time, pick up a top prize of £1,000.
To take part, entrants have to say in no more than 200 words why their sports club is worthy of winning, how the money will benefit the club and what it will be spent on.
Andrew Somerville, Miller Homes North East’s regional sales manager, said: “Over the last few years we’ve been delighted with the success of our Summer of Sport competition and particularly the impact receiving the prize money has had on the winning clubs.
“We have been really impressed with the diversity and standard of entries from those clubs who’ve taken part previously.
“As a result we will be extending our support this year for those in our communities who are providing opportunities for sport, education and development by awarding an overall prize of £1,000 to one of our six regional winners.
“We strongly encourage anyone with an affiliation to a sports team or club to have a go, and wish all entrants the very best of luck.”
Competition judges will assess the entries on a variety of factors, including how the money will be used and how it will directly support the development and fitness of its members.
Last year saw Greencroft Netball Club from County Durham (pictured above) scoop the regional prize in the North East of England.
Linda Tyman, chair of Greencroft Netball Club, added: “Since one of our players Rose Biggs, 12, won the competition last year her one wish was to have Greencroft Netball socks for herself and her team mates.
“I would urge all sports clubs in the region to get their completed nomination form in as you never know, you may just walk away with some much needed funding.”
Details of the initiative will be distributed at a local level among sports clubs and associations, while community leaders and club managers can also pick up an entry form at any one of Miller Homes’ marketing suites across the country.
To find your nearest Miller Homes development, please visit the Miller Homes website (www.millerhomes.co.uk).
The closing date for entries is Wednesday 31st August 2015, giving applicants plenty of time to prepare a winning application. Terms and conditions apply.