Tesco Bags of Help Initiative – Science & Environment Club

Trinity Science & Environment Club

calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund

The Trinity Science & Environment Club 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 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.

Trinity Science & Environment Club is one of the groups on the shortlist.

The Club has been nominated to receive a donation towards their projects from Tesco Bags for Help scheme. This funding will be invaluable in allowing the club to purchase much needed equipment to facilitate the development of a wildlife and community garden on part of the school site. If successful we will be able to use the land to not only encourage wildlife to the area and use it as an educational resource for the club and wider school community, but also construct a polytunnel to allow us to develop ideas around food production and sustainability within school and the wider local community. We would ask for your support when shopping in one of our local Tesco stores, by nominating our cause with your blue token.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores from Friday 1st March 2019 to Tuesday 30th April 2019 and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Tesco Stores in which you can vote:

  • 5254    ACKLAM RD MIDDLESBROUGH EXp   TS5 7HL Express
  • 5185    COULBY NEWHAM   TS8 0TJ Extra
  • 5274    DIXONS BANK MIDDLESBROUGH EXP TS7 8NX Express
  • 6513    ESTON   TS6 9QH Extra
  • 5847    MIDDLESBROUGH CORONATION EXP  TS5 8DL Express
  • 5866    MIDDLESBROUGH CORPORATION EXP   TS1 1LJ Express
  • 5496    MIDDLESBROUGH MARTON RD EXP   TS4 2PT Express
  • 6536    MIDDLESBROUGH LONGLANDS ROAD EXP   TS4 2JR Express
  • 6058    MIDDLESBROUGH EXP       TS1 4AT Express
  • 5373    NORMANBY MIDDLESBROUGH EXP   TS6 0NH Express
  • 5021    PARLIAMENT RD MIDDLESBROUGH EXP   TS1 4JF Express
  • 5108    Redcar  TS10 2AA        Superstore
  • 5187    ROMAN RD MIDDLESBROUGH EXP   TS5 6DX Express

 

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £63 million to more than 20,000 projects across Britain. 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:

“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. 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:

“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”

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.