Oriel Youth Wing 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 up to £4,000, up to £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores 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.
Oriel Youth Wing is one of the groups on the shortlist.
This project will support the community by regenerating the Oriel Youth Club. This will provide a fun, creative and safe environment for young people.
‘The Oriel Youth Club is open to young people and runs on a weekly basis providing young people in Crawley, 11-16 years old, the opportunity to engage with their peers in team games, creative projects, gardening activities and cooking sessions. The funds raised through this initiative will inject new life into our Youth Wing and Community Garden allowing more projects and events to run. Don’t forget to ask for your token at the check-out’.
Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout September and October. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop. Online and click and collect customers can take their Customer Delivery Note into store and show this to a colleague in order to be given a voting token. Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £40 million to 9,700 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.
Thanks for all your support
Community Development Coordinator