NW Counselling Hub 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 – raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores – 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.
NWCH is one of the groups on the shortlist.
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We could not be more excited that our project has been shortlisted and we are really looking forward to supporting our local community, here in Lincoln with the funds from this amazing Tesco initiative.
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.
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £33 million to more than 6,400 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.
Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for September and October. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these 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
Look out for us in these stores: LINCOLN 1 Superstore LN5 8HS
LINCOLN 2 EXTRA Extra LN2 4QQ
NORTH HYKEHAM EXP Express LN6 8HW
LINCOLN ST MARKS EXP Express LN5 7AA
LINCOLN NEWARK RD EXP Express LN5 8QJ
BRACEBRIDGE HEATH EXP Express LN4 2NA
LINCOLN HIGH ST EXP Express LN2 1HW
Please remember to also select us as your community champions for your co-op dividend points!
How to select NW Counselling Hub CIC as your community champion:
- Go to www.lincolnshire.coop/membership
- Login to your account (you can click forgotten password/or create account if you don’t have one or can’t remember your login details)
- Click on ‘my membership’ at the top right of the page
- From the drop-down menu select ‘my account’
Scroll down the page to a box that says ‘community champions’ bottom right of the page, in that box click ‘view champions’
- Click ‘choose your own community champion’
- In the search box enter ‘NW Counselling Hub CIC’
- Then click on ‘support this champion’
Thank you for all your support – we really appreciate it! And we will update you on the success of these initiatives in future newsletters so watch this space!
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