Groups share bag tax cash

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Three groups in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang will share £30,000 af­ter a vote by su­per­mar­ket shop­pers.

Bankhead Pri­mary School’s green pro­ject team were the big win­ners, with shop­pers de­cid­ing they should re­ceive £12,000 from Tesco’s £11.5 mil­lion car­rier bag charge fund.

The Sal­va­tion Army 1st Stop pro­ject at the Eva Bur­rows Cen­tre will re­ceive £10,000 and Ruther­glen Ten­nis Club’s Re­turn to Splen­dour pro­ject will pick up £8000.

Tony McEl­roy from Tesco said: “Bags of Help has been a fan­tas­tic suc­cess.

“We have been over­whelmed by the re­sponse of our cus­tomers and the feed­back has been bril­liant.

“We can’t wait to see the money be­ing put to use bring­ing th­ese projects to life.”

Vot­ing ran in stores from Fe­bru­ary 27 un­til March 6 and the com­pany es­ti­mated that around eight mil­lion votes were cast in stores up and down the UK.

Emma Hal­l­i­day of Greenspace Scot­land said:“We have been de­lighted to have been in­volved in the Bags of Help ini­tia­tive.

“It has been won­der­ful to fol­low the projects through the ap­pli­ca­tion process to the fi­nal an­nounce­ment.”

Ap­pli­ca­tions for the next round of Bags of Help fund­ing will open on April 18. As well as ap­ply­ing di­rectly, sug­ges­tions for projects and sites can also be nom­i­nated by peo­ple liv­ing lo­cally.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.