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Tesco cash for projects

Created on 18/06/2017 @ 08:50
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Community projects in Welshpool could receive a cash injection thanks to Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch the monthly roll-out of its funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered £30 million to over 4600 projects up and down the UK and the supermarket is now calling on community groups in Welshpool to put themselves forward for a grant.

Three groups in each local area will be awarded grants every other month. Tesco customers will have the chance to vote with a token given to them at the check-out every time they shop.

Lindsey Crompton, Head of Community, at Tesco  at Tesco said:

“The money raised from our customers buying bags is making a big difference to local communities across the country. Thanks to Bags of Help, 30 million has been spent so far on local projects like parks, sports facilities, school playgrounds and community gardens – projects that have all been chosen by our customers.”

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

“Bags of Help has already made an incredible difference to local projects and groups across the UK and we are incredibly proud to have been involved in delivering this amazing initiative.

“The new extended criteria monthly format will see even more groups benefit from Bags of Help grants which is why we’re encouraging groups in Welshpool to make sure they come forward and apply in order to benefit from this fantastic opportunity.”

Community groups and charities can apply for funding and Tesco customers and colleagues can nominate projects they’d like to see receive some cash. Just ask in store for more information or visit the Bags of Help website,

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