5p ‘bags of cash’ from Tesco

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Community projects in Fraserburgh could receive a cash injection thanks to Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch the monthly roll-out of its funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

greenspace scotland works with Groundwork to support Scottish communities.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £28.5 million to more than 4000 projects up and down the UK and the supermarket is now calling on community groups in Fraserburgh to put themselves forward for a grant.

Three groups in each local area will be awarded grants every other month. Tesco customers can vote with a token given to them at the check-out every time they shop.

Tony McElroy, Tesco’s Head of Communications in Scotland, said: “Money raised from our customers buying bags is making a big difference to communities. Thanks to Bags of Help, millions has been invested so far on local projects like parks, sports facilities, school playgrounds and community gardens – projects that have all been chosen by our customers.”

Emma Halliday, community enabler at greenspace scotland, said: “It’s great to see the positive difference that Bags of Help makes. We are delighted to be supporting thousands of local people make their mark in their community.” 

Community groups and charities can apply for funding and Tesco customers and colleagues can nominate projects they’d like to see receive some cash. Ask in store for more information or visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp/