We are pleased to report that following a successful application, our project to develop a sensory garden has been shortlisted for a public vote in the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5000, £2000 and £1000 all raised from the 5p bag charge.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags.
Our project along with two other projects will go forward to a vote in Tesco stores where customers will decide the outcome by voting for their favourite project each time they shop.
Please see their website for more information on this scheme www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp
Voting will take place from 1st December to 31st December 2016 and we will be notified by the end of January the amount of funding we will receive.
Parents will have seen that work has already started on the garden but we need the extra funding to help us complete the project so all votes towards this scheme will help us meet our goal.
Please spread the word around to friends and families who shop in Tesco stores to please vote for us when they shop.
Please see below a list of stores taking part in the voting on this project. BALDOCK EXTRA , BALDOCK EXTRA BROADWATER STEVENAGE ROYSTON EXTRA STEVENAGE EXTRA ROYSTON PRIORY SHEFFORD EXPRESS STOTFOLD EXP LETCHWORTH EXP OLD STEVNAGE HI ST EXP STEVENAGE CHE PH EXP HITCHIN ST LYON C EXP LETCHWORTH SO RD EXP To check the location of any of the above stores, please go to the tesco website here: http://www.tesco.com/store-locator/uk/ To vote, you will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it's not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token.