Groundwork Yorkshire bags £1,000 from Tesco’s community grant scheme

Groundwork Yorkshire’s Community Garden has received £1,000 that it has used to buy a polytunnel for Lady Pit Lane allotment site in Beeston to extend the growing season and provide a space for the group to keep warm during the winter months. This will mean that we can provide more food for the benefit of local community, with a food cupboard at the entrance as well as surplus produce going to a Morley food bank.

Groundwork Yorkshire’s Community Garden was set up last year to support people with learning difficulties and mental health struggles from Leeds to get practical guidance on growing food on the allotment at the same time as job support through CV reviews, interview tips whilst gaining new skills in woodwork and learning how to safely use tools.

Project officer Lou Ross said:

“For small projects like us, grants like this allow us to run year round activities to help more people and make a bigger difference in our community.”

Claire de Silva, Tesco’s Head of Community, said:

“Tesco Community Grants help support local good causes like Groundwork Yorkshire’s Community Garden and especially those projects providing food, and local causes close to our colleagues’ hearts.”

Tesco Community Grants is run in partnership with community focused charity Groundwork UK, who has awarded grants to thousands of local community projects every year.

Tesco’s Community Grants scheme – previously Tesco Bags of Help – has already provided over £90 million to more than 40,000 projects across Britain.

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:

“Tesco Community Grants continues to give local projects the boost they need to help their communities thrive. We are pleased to have been able to help so many local good causes over the years and look forward to seeing what community organisations can achieve in the future with the right resources.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/communitygrants.

For further information please contact: Louise.ross@groundwork.org.uk; 07824 441534

 

This post is based on a press release issued by Groundwork Yorkshire

Photo: weeding the strawberry bed at Lady Pit Lane allotments

 

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