Thanks to Doncaster GreenSpace Network and the Tesco Bags of Help initiative we have now received our Superbin that has litter gathering equipment within. It is easily accessible for all our volunteers. Great for empowering our local community.
Friends of Woodfield Park are delighted to announce we’ve bagged top prize from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.
Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £40 million to over 9,700 local community projects.
Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed the Friends of Woodfield Park has been awarded £3584
Work will now begin on bringing the Woodfield Park Nature Trail to life.
Lisa Wilkin of ‘Friends of Woodfield Park’ said, “Our community is at the heart of everything we do, and we would like to thank everyone who showed their support and took the time vote for our project to develop a nature trail in the park.”
Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community, said:
“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. We can’t wait to see the projects come to life.”
Voting ran in stores throughout September and October with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the checkout.
Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions are awarded funding.
Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:
“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down the UK to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”
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.
Our project for an activity trail in the park has been shortlisted for a public vote in Tesco’s #BagsofHelp initiative!
Vote for us to win the top prize in store! Voting begins 1st SEPTEMBER at the following stores:
ARMTHORPE DONCSTR EXP Express DN3 3DL
BENTLEY DONCASTER EXP Express DN5 0AP
DONCASTER EDENTHORPE Superstore DN3 2JE
WHEATLEY D/CASTER EXP Express DN2 5NH
WENTWORTH RD DON EXP Express DN2 4DB
STATION RD HATFLD EXP Express DN7 6QD
DONCASTER BARNSLY EXP Express DN5 8QE
DONCASTER EXTRA Extra DN4 8SN
BESSACARR DONCAST EXP Express DN4 7DA
What is the Bags of Help initiative?
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores – being awarded to local community projects.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from carrier bag sales in Tesco store. The public will now vote in store during September and October on who should receive the awards.