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How you can bag funding for your favourite Preston community group or charity

Posted on - 6th January, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Charities, Preston News
A Tesco customer voting for a local cause
A Tesco customer voting for a local cause

Community groups and charities across Preston are being invited to apply for funding through the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

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Applications are open for 2020, with more than £6 million to be shared across England throughout the year.

Three groups will be awarded grant amounts of £2,000, £1,000 or £500 every three months.

The scheme sees money raised from the sale of reusable Bags for Life in Tesco stores across the country used to fund local projects.

Customers decide where the money goes, casting their votes for shortlisted charities using blue tokens handed out in stores.

Keith Jackson, Bags of Help Manager at Tesco, said: “From projects to improve community spaces to groups looking for support with community events, purchasing new equipment and funding coaches, we encourage you to nominate and apply, and get involved in this fantastic scheme.

“Bags of Help has provided more than £80 million of funding to more than 27,000 local community projects to date, and there is so much more we want to help groups to achieve.”

Read more: Funding available for community groups to help make safer neighbourhoods

The scheme runs in partnership with community charity Groundwork. Graham Duxbury, CEO of Groundwork UK, said: “We encourage community groups to apply for Bags of Help funding to help improve places and spaces in local communities.

“We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.” 

To find out more, visit the Tesco Bags of Help website.

Read more: New Fulwood Aldi wants to give surplus food to charities

Do you know a worthy charity or community group? Will you be nominating them? Let us know in the comments.

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