Tendring Community Safety Partnership calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund

Tendring Community Safety Partnership 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.  Tendring Community Safety Partnership is one of the groups on the shortlist.

 

Walk Online is commissioned to raise awareness to young people about the potential dangers they face when using the internet. The roadshows aim to highlight issues that young people are not aware of, including how easily they can be exploited through well-known online games and apps. The content illustrates exactly how these sites are used to identify and groom young people and how they can be alert to these risks, knowing how to identify and report them.

 

Lynda McWilliams, chairwoman of the Tendring Community Safety Partnership, said:

“We are so pleased to have been shortlisted to be one of the three groups to receive the cash. It will help Tendring Community Safety Partnership (TCSP) to provide these roadshows which help to keep young people safe when they are online – which in our modern society is a lot of the time.”

 

Voting is open in all Tesco stores in July and customers will 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 £52 million to more than 16,000 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.

 

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 the UK 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.”

 

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

 
 

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