Date(s) - 01/03/2017 - 28/04/2017
PENGE GREEN GYM calls out for votes to bag a share of bag charge fund.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, Tesco Bags of Help, which sees grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.
PENGE GREEN GYM is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
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. We are in the South East London region.
Voting is open in stores throughout March and April. Make sure you ask for the token which is given to you at the check-out in store with any purchase each time you shop so that you can cast your vote. (There is no minimum purchase value or a need to purchase a plastic Bag required.) Cast your vote in the middle box for “Winsford Gardens Regeneration.” This should be near to the counter or by the doors and looks like this:
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £27 million to more than 3,500 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.
Lindsey Crompton, Head of Community at Tesco, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for March and April. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see them 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 Tesco – Bags of Help
Please see below a list of stores taking part in the voting: ADDISCOMBE EXPRESS CR0 6AD BROMLEY EXPRESS BR2 0UJ CROYDON EXPRESS CR0 7ER ELMERS END BR3 4AA ELMERS END BR3 4AA HIGH STREET PENGE EXPRESS SE20 7QB NEW PARK THORNTON HTH EXP CR7 6JH ST PAULS CRAY EXPRESS BR5 3AQ SIDCUP DA14 5BN NORBURY EXPRESS CR7 7ND THORNTON HEATH CR7 8RX WEST WICKHAM EXPRESS CR0 8DN WEST CROYDON EXPRESS CR0 2JJ BROMLEY PLAISTOW LANE EXP BR1 4DS SHIRLEY CROYDON EXP CR0 7PA ANERLEY ROAD CRYSTAL PALACE EXP SE19 2AH CROYDON ROAD PENGE EXP SE20 7TY SOUTH NORWOOD EXP SE25 4PT CROYDON LEON HOUSE EXP CR0 9XT BROMLEY BR1 2UE CROYDON LONDON ROAD EXP CR0 3PB ORPINGTON EXTRA BR6 0NH ORPINGTON EXTRA BR6 0NH BECKENHAM EXP BR3 4EP CROYDON GEORGE STREET EXP CR0 1LA LDN PENGE HIGH STREET EXP SE20 7EX LONDON NORWOOD HIGH STREET EXP SE25 6AA CROYDON SOUTHEND EXP CR2 6EA CROYDON SAFRON SQUARE EXP CR9 2BY BROMLEY HIGH STREET EXP BR1 1LF