Tesco Bags of Help - Grant Award

Withstock bags £4000 from Tesco’s community grant scheme

Withstock is delighted to announce it has bagged £4000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.

Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £79 million to over 26,000 local community projects.

Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed Withstock has been awarded £4000

Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.

Withernsea Festival – 25 years

The Withstock committee isdelighted to have received this much needed boost to its funds. This will enable us to have additional high quality children’s entertainment in our sharshade tent – especially for our younger friends. It’s a great addition to this, our 25th anniversary year.

Voting ran 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 checkout.

Tesco customers 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 are awarded funding.

Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community, said: “Bags of Help contributes funds to community projects up and down the country and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers voting in their local stores. We’re looking forward to seeing more projects brought to life.”

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.”

In addition, to mark Tesco’s 100th year, they have announced two special voting rounds, Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants, taking place in store now with larger grant amounts available over wider geographic regions. Please look online for more information on if they can support your group either through the normal Bags of Help vote or Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants and don’t forget to vote in store!

To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

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Issued by Withstock

For further information please contact:

Jayne Moxon 01964 614984

·So far Bags of Help has awarded over £79 million to more than 26,000 local community projects.

·For more information please visit: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

·Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants is running now and celebrates 100 years of great value for customers and communities by allowing customers to nominate and vote for community projects to receive funding grants of £25,000, £15,000 or £10,000. For any questions on Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants please call the Tesco press office on 01707 918 701.