Rastrick Plays Better calls out for votes to bag a share of bag fund

Rastrick Plays Better Project 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 £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores – being awarded to local community projects.

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.

Rastrick Plays Better is one of the groups on the shortlist.

Project Name – Rastrick Plays Better – Burnsall Road Play Area

Rastrick Plays Better has improved the green spaces at Carr Green, Oaklands and Thornton Rd with the communities help. We are hoping you can help us again by voting for Burnsall Road improvements which will mean residents of Field Lane, Field Lane Primary School and all Rastrick residents and visitors can enjoy a new exciting play space for families. 

Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout November and December. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Tesco Bags of Help project has already delivered over £36 million to nearly 8,000 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.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:

We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for November and December. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can,t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.

Groundwork,s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, 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

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