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Caenhill Countryside Centre calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund

tescoCaenhill Countryside Centre 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 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.

Caenhill Countryside Centre (caenhillcc) is one of the groups on the shortlist.

Caenhillc is a Rural Learning Centre where young people can learn where their food comes from.

We work with communities to bring agriculture and horticulture to children and young people with courses and hands on experiences.

Our project is dedicated to help young people & vulnerable groups with education & wellbeing on a farm.

Voting is open in all Tesco 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 £43 million to more than 10,000 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.

Alec Brown, 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 these come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Local Stores

BROOK RD TROWBRDG EXP   BA14 9DL        Express
FROME EXPRESS   BA11 2TU        Express
LEIGH PK WESTBURY EXP   BA13 3SD        Express
MELKSHAM EXP    SN12 6TA        Express
TROWBRDG FROME RD EXP   BA14 0DT        Express
Trowbridge      BA14 7AQ.       Extra
WARMINSTER EXPRESS      BA12 8EE        Express
WESTBURY FORE ST EXP    BA13 3AY        Express

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.tescIMG0351o.com/bagsofhelp1-IMG5630

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