Leyland based community centre gets grant from Tesco

Posted on - 12th April, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Leyland, Penwortham, Preston News, South Ribble News
Jayne Allison, Business Development Manager at Key (far left) with staff at Tesco in Leyland.

Tesco Community Grants has given The Base Community Centre in Leyland £1,500 which will support the community cafe and shop.


The centre, on the Broadfield estate, is run by Key Unlocking Futures and provides a warm, safe and friendly space for the community with its cafe.

The cafe was launched during lockdown and it has proved extremely popular, with more than 140 recorded visits to the cafe each week and the number is increasing.

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Ursula Patten, Key Unlocking Futures operations director, said: “Andrea Andrews, who manages the community centre, and her team of volunteers work so hard in the cafe and shop to offer a great service to the Broadfield community.

“We’d like to thank Tesco and the people who voted. This funding enables The Base team to continue delivering the free community cafe and during shop days perhaps enhance the offer by providing coffee and cake.”

Claire de Silva, Tesco’s Head of Community, said: “Tesco Community Grants help support local good causes like Key Unlocking Futures and especially those projects supporting young people, those providing food, and local causes close to our colleagues’ hearts.”

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

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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

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