Community Fund

RGB Community Fund - £1,000 building material giveaway!

Community Fund opens up for voting!

We recently called out to groups across the region asking them to tell us about projects they would like to complete over the autumn and how our Well Built Community Fund could be of help. All the entries have been whittled down to the final three and it’s now down to the public to decide who receives £1,000 worth of building materials.

Cornwall BMX Racing Club

Cornwall BMX Racing Club is a not-for-profit club affiliated with British Cycling. It has around 150 members and works closely with local schools to provide taster sessions to children. As its BMX track is quite complex, to help build confidence, particularly in those new to the sport, the volunteer team has developed boards that span the centre of jumps to enable riders to develop their technique without crashing. If voted as the winner of the Community Fund, the club will purchase materials to create additional boards so more young people can have the chance to get active and learn BMX racing.

K9 Focus, Torrington

K9Focus rescues and rehomes unwanted and abandoned dogs. If voted the Community Fund winner, the money will be used to purchase materials to help it develop The K9 Hub, a fun and non-threatening facility where dogs with behavioural problems can receive specialised training. The hub would also be a place where owners can receive guidance on how to socialise their own dogs, and young people can gain valuable work experience, as well as giving those with learning difficulties a safe environment to handle friendly dogs.

Oksigen Theatre, Launceston

Oksigen Theatre provides acting and singing lessons to children aged between five and 15 years of age. Each year it puts on a performance at Launceston Town Hall giving the children the opportunity to perform in public. If the theatre is voted as the Community Fund winner, it will purchase materials to build the staging and scenery for this year’s performance of Pinocchio, which is taking place in November.

The public can vote for who they would like to receive the £1,000 worth of building materials by one of three ways:

1.      By visiting RGB’s Bodmin, Bideford or Launceston branches and placing a chip in the relevant box

2.      By visiting RGB’s Facebook page and choosing who they would like to vote for on the poll at the top of the page

3.      By emailing and putting the name of the group they would like to win in the subject box.

Votes can be cast between 9am on Monday 25th September and midnight on Sunday 8th October. Votes cast outside of these dates will not be counted and can only be made at a branch during normal opening hours. Only one vote per person via each method of voting will be counted.

We wish all three groups the very best of luck.

Most Recent Winner:

Holsworthy Primary School