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.