Tesco Bags of Help Initiative

27th February, 2016

Tesco Bags of Help Project


A partnership between Care4all and Your Community Hub, have been successful in securing funding from Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative.  Tesco have teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales.  The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags.  The public will now vote in store from 27th February until 6th March on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.

Our project, known as Grant Thorold Community Hub Pocket Wood and Park, is to create an outdoor patio area, at Grant Thorold Community Library, with fixed seating and raised beds for the local community to come and enjoy.  Please visit your local Tesco store and vote for Project 2, as it is known instore, by collecting a red token from the till and depositing the token in the collection box.

Clare Brown, Marketing and Events Officer said “we are delighted that we have been successful in securing the funding from Tesco.  The more votes we receive, the more money we will get, so please vote for us!”