Groups miss­ing fund­ing

The Oban Times - - News -

COM­MU­NITY groups are miss­ing out on free cash be­cause they are not sign­ing up for Tesco’s Bags of Help for char­i­ties and vol­un­tary groups.

Oban and Lorn or­gan­i­sa­tions are miss­ing out on vi­tal cash that is avail­able to good causes. The money comes from the 5p car­rier bag charge Tesco is re­quired by law to charge.

Each month three projects are short­listed to go for­ward to a pub­lic vote in each of the Tesco ar­eas, in­clud­ing Oban, and each of those projects will be awarded a grant based on the num­ber of votes re­ceived – first place up to £ 5,000, sec­ond place up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000.

Projects must de­liver a phys­i­cal en­vi­ron­men­tal im­prove­ment and/or en­cour­age use and longterm sus­tain­abil­ity of out­door spa­ces.

Projects given fund­ing in­clude vol­un­teer train­ing, im­prove­ments to open spa­ces, equip­ment pur­chases, com­mu­nity events, and sports and leisure ac­tiv­i­ties.

To find out more and to ap­ply, ask in store or log onto http://www.ground­­com­mu­ni­tyscheme.

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