The team behind a multi-million pound project to bring a cinema to a North-east community is hoping to net cash from a competition.
Montrose Playhouse Project has been shortlisted for Jewson’s Helping Build Better Communities competition – which has a top prize of £50,000.
The team’s bid to create a cinema at the town’s former swimming pool has been selected from more than 2,000 other projects.
The public can vote for the most deserving project, so the team is urging people to cast their vote for the Montrose scheme.
A spokesman for the group said: “People can vote through Facebook until June 18. The £50,000 prize, which is split between Jewson’s materials and labour, would go towards phase one of the conversion.”
The cinema project has a deal to purchase the former swimming pool from Angus Council for £1 after it was deemed surplus to requirements. And the team has been delighted at the response of local tradesmen since issuing an appeal in March for help stripping out the building.
The spokesman added: “Winning this prize would prove well timed for the charity as we plan to carry out a DIY SOS style strip out later in the year after the completion of the purchase from Angus Council.
“More than 50 local tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts have already signed up to volunteer their help for the task.”
Judging will start on June 19, with half of the overall score coming from the judges and half from the public vote.
An awards ceremony is scheduled for July 5.
A total of £250,000 is available, with £50,000 being the most cash one project can win.