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Tesco’s Bags of Help Initiative

Here are some of the details of the scheme below.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 416 regions 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 from 31st October – 13th November on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards. In total, there is over £12.5 million up for grabs.

The Waye Avenue Community Allotment project will build raised beds; build 8 seater bench to improve the outdoor learning centre for the local community and to encourage outdoor activity. The project would involve buying and erecting a Poly-tunnel to allow for all year round growing of produce for educational activities and having a metal storage shed for keeping the tools which can be used by the community.

Find out more about Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative.