Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch the monthly funding scheme, which sees grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local outdoor community projects.
Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and this month shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
Friends of Middleton Park is one of the groups on the shortlist.
The Friends’ Summer Programme 2017, running from May to September, is a fabulous and diverse programme of events bringing people together to celebrate and enjoy the park. From brass bands and a Children’s Magic and Mayhem Day to Shakespeare in the Park and of course the Great Middleton Park Show. There is something for everyone.
Alan Shaw, Chair, says “The Friends of Middleton Park are very proud to have been picked by Tesco’s and Groundwork to be one of the organisations to be supported by the Bags of Help scheme. This is a fantastic opportunity to support us to put on events and activities that help get people active, out of the house and into the green jewel that is Middleton Park – especially as we put on all our events for free – so further supporting the local community. Please vote for us to enable us to continue this work”
Voting is open in stores from 1 February to 25 February. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £25 million to more than 3,000 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups each month. At the end of each month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.