Dumfries Rugby Club calls out for votes
May until 30th June
to bag a share of bag charge fund
Please see below a list of stores taking part in the voting on your project. Feel free to share this list of stores with your friends and family
CUCKOO BRIDGE RETAIL PARK, Glasgow Rd, Dumfries DG2 9BF (Open 24 hrs)
PEEL CENTRE, Lockerbie Road, Dumfries DG1 3PF (Open until 11pm)
HEATHHALL, Dumfries DG1 1TT (Open until 10pm)
Even if you just buy a bar of chocolate you are entitled to a voting token. It should be given automatically at the checkout but I’m told this doesn’t always happen so please ASK for a token.
Dumfries Rugby Club is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects. greenspace scotland is working with Groundwork to provide support to communities in Scotland.
Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
Dumfries Rugby Club is one of the groups on the shortlist.
Voting is open in stores throughout May and June. 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 £28.5 million to more than 4,000 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.
Tony McElroy, Tesco’s Head of Communications in Scotland, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for May and June. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see them come to life in hundreds of communities.”
Emma Halliday, Community Enabler Coordinator at greenspace scotland, said:
“We’ve been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between.
“We’re looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life.”
Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp
NOTES TO EDITORS:
- The Bags of Help initiative is supported by money from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags in Tesco stores.
- So far Bags of Help has awarded over £28.5 million to more than 4,000 local community projects.
For more information please visit: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp