Book of You CIC calls out for Votes to Bag a Share of Tesco’s Community Fund
Posted on 02 Dec 2019
Book of You are thrilled to announce that we’ve been successful in the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme, At the start of 2020, we will be bidding to bag a cash boost from the the initiative to set up a dementia inclusive group in Ruthin for older residents. In this we will help people preserve memories and reduce loneliness through digital life stories.
Tesco works with Groundwork to run its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £2,000, £1,000 and £500 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.
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to do more in Ruthin again. We have had a very successful year working across Denbighshire, Flintshire, Conwy and Wrexham as well as South Wales and parts of England. Our aim is to improve the wellbeing of as many people as we can by using our proven multimedia web app to build personal life story books, as well as helping to bring families together, wherever they are in the world. Our staff and volunteers will support the individuals in the Tesco group, ensuring they get the best possible outcomes and have an enjoyable time.
Voting is open in the Ruthin Tesco store in January, February and March and customers can cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out each time they shop.
Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme has already provided over £80 million to more than 27,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every three months, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.
David Page, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “Bags of Help contributes funds to community projects up and down the country and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers voting in their local stores. We’re looking forward to seeing more projects brought to life.”
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.”
For more information, please visit: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp
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