BLACKBROOK ROYALS JRLFC calls out for votes to bag a share of bag fund.
BLACKBROOK ROYALS JRLFC is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores – being awarded to local community projects.
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.
BLACKBROOK ROYALS JRLFC is one of the groups on the shortlist.
We are absolutely delighted to be selected and any funds received will help towards training equipment and facilities.
Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout September and October. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £33 million to more than 6,400 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.
Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for September and October. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”
Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:
“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.”
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. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp
Please see below a list of stores taking part in the voting on your project. Feel free to share this list of stores amongst your supporters and within your community.
HAYDOCK VIICARAGE EXP Express WA11 0AY
NEWTON-LE-WILLOWS Superstore WA129LN
HAYDOCK CHURCH ROAD Superstore WA11 0TH
To check the location of any of the above stores, please go to the tesco website here:
To vote, you will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it’s not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token.
Voting will take place from Friday 1st September to Tuesday 31st October 2017.
Tesco Bags of Help team – Groundwork UK