Organisers and members of community groups and charities in Selby and Ainsty should be aware of the following opportunity to apply for funding from Tesco:
“Large retailers must give the proceeds from the carrier bag charge to good causes. Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme uses this money to fund local community projects across England, Scotland and Wales. The first round of the scheme, delivered with the support of environmental improvement charity Groundwork, has just completed. Millions of Tesco shoppers have voted to allocate over £11.7 million to 1,170 local projects, including new parks, sports facilities, woodland walks and community gardens. You can use the interactive map on Tesco’s website (http://www.tesco.com/carrier-bags/#where) to find out which projects have been successful in your local area and Tesco would be delighted to put you in touch with any of the community groups.
“The second round of the scheme has just launched. As well as local community groups and charities applying directly, projects can also be nominated by people living locally. Applications will be whittled down to three good causes in 442 Tesco areas. Customers can then vote for their favourite local project with the amount of funding available ranging from £8,000 to £12,000. The deadline for applications is 3 June. More information on the scheme is available at www.tesco.com/carrier-bags.”
The following projects in Selby and Ainsty have recently received funding from Tesco’s carrier bags scheme:
Bondgate Community Woodland – Selby Community Trust – £12,000
Replacement of Playground Fencing and Gates – Brayton Community Centre – £10,000
Cliffe Playing Field Regeneration Project – Cliffe Playing Field Association – £8,000