Tesco Bags of Help looking for grant applications in Burnley

Community groups and charities across Burnley are being invited to apply for funding through the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

Friday, 3rd January 2020, 3:22 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd January 2020, 3:24 pm
Three groups will be awarded grant amounts of 2,000, 1,000 or 500 every three months.

Applications are officially open for 2020, with more than £6m. to be shared across England throughout 2020 – and anyone can nominate groups and charities benefiting communities.

Three groups will be awarded grant amounts of £2,000, £1,000 or £500 every three months.

The scheme sees money raised from the sale of reusable Bags for Life in Tesco stores across the country used to fund local projects.

And customers decide where the money goes, casting their votes for shortlisted charities using blue tokens handed out in stores.

Keith Jackson, Bags of Help manager at Tesco, said: “From projects to improve community spaces to groups looking for support with community events, purchasing new equipment and funding coaches, we encourage you to nominate and apply, and get involved in this fantastic scheme.

“Bags of Help has provided more than £80 million of funding to more than 27,000 local community projects to date, and there is so much more we want to help groups to achieve.”

The scheme runs in partnership with community charity Groundwork. Graham Duxbury, CEO of Groundwork UK, said: “We encourage community groups to apply for Bags of Help funding to help improve places and spaces in local communities. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”

To find out more about how to apply for funding, visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp