Foots Cray Scout Group bags £2,000 from carrier bag charge fund
Foots Cray Scout Group is delighted to announce it has bagged £2,000 from a
Tesco funding scheme.
teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help funding initiative, which
sees grants - raised from the 5p bag levy - being awarded to thousands of local
community projects every year.
of shoppers voted in stores up and down the country. And it can now be revealed
1st Foots Cray Scout Group has been awarded £2,000
will now begin on bringing the project to life.
award will be used by the Group to purchase new tents and camping equipment.
Crompton, Tesco’s Head of Community, said:
Help has been a fantastic success.
overwhelmed by the response from our customers. The great thing about Bags of
Help is that local people are invited to decide how the money will be spent in
their community. We can’t wait to see the projects come to life.”
in stores throughout May and June with customers choosing which local project
they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the check-out.
launching in 2015, Bags of Help has awarded more than £33 million across more
than 6,300 local projects.
will get the chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop.
Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions
will be awarded funding.
Bags of Help
criteria have recently been extended to include any project that benefits the
community. Previously the scheme funded outdoor projects only.
National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:
Help continues to fund thousands of projects across the UK. We want to
ensure that the money raised benefits as many local people in as many different
places as possible so we’ve extended the range of groups and projects that we
scale and variety of activities supported by Bags of Helps shows what can be
achieved when communities are given the support and the encouragement they need
to make change happen in their local area.”
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
Issued by 1st Foots Cray Scout Group
information please contact:
·Bags of Help is supported by money
from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags.
·So far Bags of Help has awarded over
£33 million to more than 6,300 local community projects.