Walton allotment project shortlisted for Tesco initiative funding
2017 - March, News and events
As part of our allotment project in Hurst Road (Walton), our project partner Walton Charity applied for the ‘Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme’ and were successful! We now need your help to secure up to £5,000 funding in Tesco’s “Bags of Help” initiative!
As part of our allotment project in Hurst Road (Walton), our project partner Walton Charity applied for the 'Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme' and were successful! This scheme is a local community grant where the money raised from the 5p bag charge is being used to fund local projects in communities.
Vote for us to win!
Our project will now be put to the vote for Tesco customers to pick their favourite project at their local store. Each time you shop you will be offered a token at the checkout and be able to vote for your favourite project.
You can vote at the following stores between Wednesday 1st March to Saturday 29th April 2017:
- East Molesey
- Walton on Thames
- West Molesey
If you’re visiting these stores please vote for the project – your support will be appreciated! We could be awarded up to £5,000, which will benefit Paragon residents involved with the allotment to make this a better used and loved community space. More details about the allotment can be found on our website.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store throughout March and April on who should receive the £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards.