Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects 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. You can find out more about the initiative by visiting the website http://www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp .
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.
One Trust have been shortlisted in London. Please help us raise funds for our sensory garden by voting for us in Tesco stores from 27th February, and by spreading the word to your families and friends. The sensory garden project will be managed by the charity Groundwork, and will of great benefit to our service users with mobility difficulties, sensory impairments, and those with Autism. Wandsworth council are helping us to promote the fundraising event through their website, see the full article here, http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/13222/vote_to_help_fund_sensory_garden .
Director of Operations
** UPDATE** on 18th March we found out that One Trust were awarded a £10,000 from the public vote!!!! Huge thanks to everyone who took the time to vote for us!!!