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Buildbase offering £100k bursary for Non-League clubs

Football teams in The Buildbase FA Trophy and Vase competitions have the chance to transform their club facilities in the £100,000 Buildbase renovation initiative.

The Buildbase Club Renovation Programme https://www.buildbase.co.uk/buildbase-renovation will help renovate two non-league clubs in England and Wales. Clubs need to submit their applications to the programme before Sunday 31st December.

The product bursary will provide £50,000 worth of building materials, electrical products and hire equipment to a club competing in the FA Trophy and the FA Vase.

In the last season of the programme, non-league clubs Hanwell Town FC and Cleethorpes Town FC were selected as winners from 40 applications and six finalists. Refurbishment work and product specification is already underway at both clubs, with building materials and advice provided by their local Buildbase branches.

Clubs participating in the competition can call on local fans to support their application through the Buildbase website and social media until the application deadline of Sunday 31st December. Fans who register a vote for their team will also get 10% discount on online orders from Buildbase.

In February 2018 six shortlisted finalists, including three Buildbase FA Trophy and three Buildbase FA Vase clubs, will be invited to pitch their renovation project to a panel of judges from The FA and Buildbase at a “Dragon’s Den”-style event at Wembley Stadium, connected by EE.

Two winners will be announced at The Buildbase FA Trophy and Vase semi-finals in March 2018 and will receive an award presentation for their building products on Non-League Final Day in May 2018, ready to start renovations over the summer.

Paul Roche, Buildbase Commercial Director, said: “The winners of this year’s non-league product bursary are already making a difference to their clubs with the help of local Buildbase branches and the stage is set for another two clubs to benefit from the £100,000 prize in 2018. Just as our business is rooted in towns and cities across the country, non-league clubs are a vital part of the local community and the renovation programme is our commitment to helping them flourish.”

FA Group Commercial Director Mark Bullingham, said: “It’s great to welcome Buildbase back for a second year. The Club Renovation Programme offers a unique opportunity for grassroots and amateur clubs to implement improvements that will impact positively on their supporters for generations to come.”

Buildbase is in the second year of its two-year title sponsorship of The FA Trophy and FA Vase.

Click https://www.buildbase.co.uk/buildbase-renovation to begin your club application

Find your nearest Buildbase branch at www.buildbase.co.uk/storefinder

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