Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores – being awarded to local community projects.
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We are delighted to announce we have bagged £2,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.
Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £52 million to over 16,000 local community projects.
Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed 1st Bedworth Scouts has been awarded £2,000.
Work will now begin on bringing our project to life.
1st Bedworth Scout Group continues to grow in membership, now having over 200 youth members from a wide variety of backgrounds who attend weekly Beaver, Cub, Scout & Explorer meetings.
Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society. From basic outdoor activities, backwoods cooking, camping to adventurous activities such as climbing, archery, canoeing we like to offer all children the opportunity to engage in our Scout Group.
We are applying for a Bags of Help grant to purchase additional equipment to cope with our growth in numbers and also replace some of our worn out equipment. We would like to enable more young people to take part in camping trips and are therefore looking to purchase new tents, a camping fridge and fire lighting equipment. Much of our camping equipment is very old and in need of updating and replacing to be fit for purpose.
This will allow us to continue providing lots of different activities and outdoor adventures to enable us to develop our young people in line with Scouting Core values:
Integrity – We act with integrity; we are honest, trustworthy and loyal.
Respect – We have self-respect and respect for others.
Care – We support others and take care of the world in which we live.
Belief – We explore our faiths, beliefs and attitudes.
Cooperation – We make a positive difference; we cooperate with others and make friends.
In doing all of the above our young people will develop good community citizenship and values, allowing them to make a positive contribution to community throughout their life.
“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. We can’t wait to see the projects come to life.” Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco
Voting ran in stores throughout March and April with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the checkout.
Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions are awarded funding.
“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down the UK to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.” Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury
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.