“This funding will also be used to improve access all areas of our site for our members, regular community users and visitors for our events and tournaments”
Binfield FC 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 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – 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.
Binfield FC is one of the groups on the shortlist.
Hill Farm Lane Development & Improvement Project
“We are a community club and as part of our ongoing improvements to
our site in Binfield village we have applied for this funding to help us
improve access into our clubhouse which is being refurbished. This
funding will also be used to improve access all areas of our site for our
members, regular community users and visitors for our events and
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.
Lindsey Crompton, Head of Community at Tesco, 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.”
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
Stores for you to vote in:
Ascot High Street - SL5 7HP
Bracknell - RG12 9TZ
Bracknell North - RG42 3JP
Forest Park, Bracknell - RG12 0XQ
To check the location of any of the above stores, please go to the Tesco website here:
To vote, you will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it's not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token.
Bags of Help Reference Number: 12707
Updated 09:41 - 22 Jun 2017 by Colin Byers