Last year we had the amazing opportunity to be involved in Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme. Tesco customers voted in our local Tesco stores and we bagged £2,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme. Click below to learn more and how you can get involved!
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.
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.
“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
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from carrier bag sales in Tesco store. The public will now vote in store during March and April on who should receive the awards.
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £43 million to more than 10,000 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.
“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for March and April. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.” Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco
“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.” 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.
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.
1st Bedworth Scout Group is one of the groups on the shortlist.
Find out more about Tesco’s Bags of Help from http://www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp