Connect Online Project calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund!

Published on 1 March 2018 Categories: Connect Online,  Volunteer Midlothian

Our Connect Online Project 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. greenspace scotland is working with Groundwork to provide support to communities in Scotland.

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.

Our Connect Online Project is one of the groups on the shortlist. The project has been running since 2012 and offers basic IT tuition to adults across Midlothian through the help of local volunteers. To find out more about the project click here

Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout March and April. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop. To vote for our project you can visit the Hardengreen and Bonnyrigg Tesco stores from now until 30 April. 

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.

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

 

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