We are excited to bid for a cash boost from the Tesco Community Grants initiative.
Tesco works with community charity Groundwork to run its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £1,500, £1,000 and £500 awarded to local community projects. Greenspace Scotland is working with Groundwork to provide support to communities in Scotland.
Three groups in every community have been shortlisted to receive the cash award, and shoppers are invited to head to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
We are one of the groups on the shortlist. Our project brief is as follows:
LANDED Peer Education Service
Risk-taking Behaviour Social Media Campaign Wishaw We work with young people across Lanarkshire to promote messages of harm reduction on topics such as; drugs, alcohol, cannabis, tobacco and sexual health.
Voting is open in all Tesco stores from early April, and customers will vote using a token given to them at the check-out each time they shop. So, if you're visiting Tesco Extra in Wishaw or Tesco Express in Coltness be sure to cast your vote for your chosen charity.
Tesco’s Community Grants scheme has already awarded over £100 million to more than 50,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers can 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.
Tony McElroy, Tesco’s Head of Communications in Scotland, said:
“Tesco Community Grants help support local good causes but especially those projects supporting young people, those providing food, and local causes close to our colleagues’ hearts.”
Emma Halliday, Community Enabler Coordinator at Greenspace Scotland, said:
“Tesco Community Grants continues to give local projects the boost they need to help their communities thrive. By funding services which support young people and reduce food poverty, we hope to facilitate positive change from the ground up across the UK. We are pleased to have been able to help so many local good causes over the years and look forward to seeing what community organisations can achieve in the future with the right resources.”
Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that benefit communities, particularly those helping to provide food and giving children the support they need for a good start in life. Anyone can nominate a project, and organisations can apply online.
To find out more, visit www.tesco.com/communitygrants.