The Kenelm Youth 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 West Midlands is backing The Kenelm Youth 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.

Sandra Satchell representing The Kenelm Youth 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”

Should we win the top prize of £100,000 KYT would develop a new high ropes course at Alton which would be a multi-element circuit offering a new challenging activity where participants learn about problem-solving and decision making. The charity will also upgrade the bike track circuit and purchase 30 new mountain bikes to be able to offer the activity to a greater number of children.

Voting could not be simpler and can be done daily! Just visit and select Kenelm Youth Trust. 

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.

For young people visiting our site at Alton it provides a truly unique and inspiring setting which makes a lasting impact upon all those who experience it. For many young people, it provides a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience in such an environment.  Our impactful projects help young people get active, develop life and leadership skills, explore faith and feel less isolated.  Children learn best when they are having fun and involved in activities that focus their interest and with a new high ropes course the sky’s is the limit!

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