Need help? It’s in the bag!
COMMUNITY projects in Burscough Bridge 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, with 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 given more than £28.5m to more than 4,000 projects up and down the UK and the supermarket is now calling on community groups in Burscough Bridge 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, said: “Thanks to Bags of Help, millions has been invested so far on local projects like parks, sports facilities, school playgrounds and community gardens – projects that have all been chosen by our customers.”
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, visit www.tesco.com/ bagsofhelp/