We need your Help with Tesco Bags for Help Initiative

January 08, 2018

We’re calling out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund!

We are bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000, up to £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

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The fantastic news, is that we’ve been shortlisted for our Project: Stay and Play Support Sessions in West Berkshire

We’re really please to have been shortlisted and now need your help to vote for our project.  Help us to help more children under 5 years with additional needs and disabilities in our community.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout January and February. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £40 million to 9,700 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for January and February. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:

“We’ve been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between.

“We’re looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

Voting for our Project takes place in the following Tesco Stores:

Newbury Superstore, London Road, Newbury, RG14 2BP
Newbury Metro, 17-19 Northbrook Street, Newbury, RG14 1DJ
Thatcham Express, Northfield Road, Thatcham, RG18 3EU

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