Tesco Bags of Help

17/3/18

A new volunteer driver-led service is now being launched to improve the lives of elderly people and help them live independently in their own homes. Please help us to achieve this by voting for us.

Blairgowrie & Rattray Transport & Isolation project calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund 

One Voice Volunteer Group Association 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 up to £4,000, up to £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. 

One Voice Volunteer Group Association is one of the groups on the shortlist. 

This new initiative is borne out of a need to address barriers in transport for (mainly elderly people) in the area to help them connect to the services they need such as shopping, doctors, dentist, hospital etc. The project also addresses isolation and loneliness in the community. 

A new volunteer driver-led service is now being launched to improve the lives of elderly people and help them live independently in their own homes. 

Please help us to achieve this by voting for us. 

Voting is open in Blairgowrie Tesco stores throughout March and April. Customers can 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 £40 million to 9,700 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. 

Tony McElroy, Tesco’s Head of Communications in Scotland, 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 these come to life in hundreds of communities.” Emma Halliday, Community Enabler Coordinator at Greenspace Scotland, 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.”

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