Up to £200 vouchers up for grabs for green-fingered residents


Our ‘Budding Neighbourhoods’ competition returns for 2023 to celebrate green-fingered customers and your home and gardening efforts.

The online-only competition runs from today, Monday 24 July 2023, until 5pm on Friday 4 August 2023, and we're asking you to showcase your planting and growing efforts in your home and garden. To enter, visit www.fcho.co.uk/BuddingNeighbourhoods

There are three categories in the competition, which are: A Brew and My View, which allows you to show off your planting efforts while enjoying a relaxing cuppa; My Garden Harvest, focusing on customers who have grown your own food items, and Garden Genius, highlighting the inventive ways you have transformed your garden. The first prize in each category is £100 Love2Shop vouchers, with second and third place in each category receiving £50 and £25 respectively. An overall competition winner will also be picked, who will receive £200 Love2Shop vouchers.

Michael Webb, our Customer Involvement Officer, said: “We’re really excited to bring Budding Neighbourhoods back once again for 2023. The competition is a great way to recognise and celebrate our customers who make an effort to keep their homes and gardens looking lovely.

“We’ve been running our Budding Neighbourhoods competition for quite a few years now and we saw some fantastic entries in 2022. The standard was really high, so I’m really looking forward to seeing the fruits of our customers’ labour in 2023.”

We want to see as many entries as possible!

If you would like support with digital submissions, email our Stronger Communities team at ci@fcho.co.uk or call 0161 393 7117.

The winners will be contacted in September and winning images shared on the housing association’s website and social media channels. Good luck to everyone taking part!

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