Glasgow Disability Sport (GDS) is on the shortlist to win a share of Persimmon Homes’ Building Futures £1million pot supporting under-18s nationwide but first we need online votes to win.

 Help us enable disabled children have life changing sporting opportunities and experiences. Let’s bring achievement, pride and joy to their lives please vote for us and encourage many others to do so.

 Online voting opened on 27 July and will close at midnight on 18 September 2020.

 “Voting could not be simpler. Just log on to and select Glasgow Disability Sport and vote for us. We would really appreciate everyone’s support.”

 Persimmon Homes (West Scotland) is backing GDS to be a prize winner at a gala dinner in October, where cash awards of £100,000, £50,000 or £20,000 will be made to those winning the most online votes.

 Robin Walker representing GDS said: “It is a huge achievement to have been selected as a regional finalist, but now we really need people to get behind us and get voting so that we are in the strongest possible position to earn one of the top three cash awards on the night.

 As you will be aware GDS is a volunteer organisation passionate about seeing as many people as possible engage in sport or physical activity, regardless of their physical, sensory or learning disability.

 Empowering and leading inclusive sport with our partners in Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

We develop sporting and recreational pathways through a calendar of activities and events in aquatics, archery, athletics, boccia, bowls, football, tennis with the opportunity to participate in national events.

 The funds will be used to deliver our three year plan to sustain and develop our grass route clubs and sporting activities; calendar of competitive events as well as extending and increasing the number of sporting activities we support.

 Building Futures is being delivered through the Persimmon Charitable Foundation. Through the scheme, 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.

 Persimmon Homes is an official partner of Team GB and the Persimmon Charitable Commission enlisted the help of athletes Jason Kenny and Laviai Nielsen to help determine the three regional finalists for each business division.

 One initiative from each category will go on to win £100,000 each through a national award scheme to be decided by a public vote.

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

 Online voting opened on 27 July and will close at midnight on 18 September 2020.

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