We need your support – please vote for us in store from mid January!

43rd Bristol Scout Group are bidding 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.

Three groups in every community 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.

43rd Bristol Scouts is one of the groups on the shortlist, fundraising for a new fit-for-purpose Scout hut and community centre so please do vote for us next time you are in a local Tesco store in Bristol.

We are working hard to provide a new and fit for purpose Scout community centre to replace our 1960s old wooden hut for the benefit of local children and the wider community.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores in January, February, March and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out each time they shop. Vote for us at these stores:

2151	Bristol 2	BS6 7XW	Superstore
2205	Clifton Bristol Exp	BS8 2RL	Express
2492	Bristol Filton Exp	BS34 7PL	Express
2513	Baileys Crt Brstl Exp	BS32 8EJ	Express
2648	Henleaze Express	BS9 4NB	Express
2970	Nth Bradley Stoke Exp	BS32 0BQ	Express
4476	Brstl Trymwd Prde Exp	BS9 2DP	Express
4618	Bristol Hatchet Rd	BS34 6TU	Express
5117	Bishopston Exp	BS7 8BE	Express
5217	Regent St Clifton Exp	BS8 4HU	Express
5273	Winterbourn Brstl Exp	BS36 1RB	Express
5652	Bradley Stoke Extra	BS32 8EF	Extra
6194	Cheltnhm Rd Brstl Exp	BS6 5RL	Express
6453	Bristol Greyst Av Exp	BS10 6BQ	Express
6734	Westbury On Trim Exp	BS9 3AD	Express
6780	Horfield Exp	BS7 0LJ	Express

Tesco’s Community Grants scheme has already awarded over £100 million to more than 50,000 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.

Claire De Silva, Head of Community at Tesco, 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.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, 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 bring benefits to 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.