Local Groups & Schools Urged To Come Forward And Claim Cash

Local Groups & Schools Urged To Come Forward And Claim Cash
Local Groups & Schools Urged To Come Forward And Claim Cash

Local groups and schools are being urged to come forward with a view to be considered for a grant.

Supermarket giant Tesco, in , is urging community groups, schools and to participate in their Bags of Help incentive.

To date, the company has dished out over £150K to community projects due to the incentive. Now they are looking for more groups to help in the area.

Cash is made available for projects as a result of the ‘carrier bag tax’. This money has then been used to support good causes.

In a statement released, Tesco ’s Community Champion said;

“Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community grant scheme where the money raised by plastic carrier bag sales. It is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.”

“Since the first customer vote was held in 2016 over £159,000 has been awarded to community groups, schools, and charities in the area.”

“We are now welcoming new applications from our local community. From January, grants of £2,000, £1,000 and £500 will be available for groups to apply for.”

“Customer voting will take place in stores over three month periods. The first voting round will be from January to March.”

“It is also worth noting that if you have benefitted from a Bags of Help award previously, you can still apply for another project.”

Local Groups Can Get Help With Applying

So far a host of groups have benefitted from the grants issued by Tesco. These include and also the East Yorkshire Foodbank.

Money given to groups has helped fund a variety of projects in . Such projects include play areas, sporting equipment and defibrillators.

Those who may want help with their application should contact Dave Ryley on 07871 572742. He can also be reached by emailing beverley.community@tesco.com.

Also, you can visit the Bags of Help website www.tescobagsofhelp/.org.uk for more information.

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