The RWSA 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.
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.
And the RWSA is one of the groups on the shortlist. They are raising funds for the beautifulsensory room at
Windmill Primary in Raunds.
As of the 1st of September 2018, voting has been open in all Wellingborough, Irthlingborough and Rushden Tesco
(Express) stores and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each
time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be
PLEASE HELP US reaching the highest number of coins and therefore being £4,000 awarded!
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £56 million to more than 16,000 projects across
Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:
“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers.
It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their
community. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in
hundreds of communities.”
Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:
“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and
places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have
a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and
provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”