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7 December 2017

Tesco provides help for local groups

Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community grant scheme where the money raised from the sale of carrier bags is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.

Launched in 2015, Bags of Help sees charities and community organisations awarded grants to fund local projects.

Three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, with projects changing every other month. Following the vote, the project that received the most votes in its area will receive a grant of up to £4,000, second place receiving up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000. Customers are given a token when they buy their shopping that they can use to make their choice using the voting units in most stores.

Six local groups are celebrating receiving grants this month (3 each in Towcester and Brackley areas)

These include…

  • Abthorpe Old School
  • Towcester Midsummer Music Festival
  • Friends of Helmdon School

Tesco are now looking for the next batch of 6 voluntary groups, with a deadline for applications in January.  The application process is simple.

Full details…

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