Tesco Bags of Help


We need your help!!! Please vote for us!!!!!!!!!! Pick up your blue token when you do your Tesco shop and pop it in our box.

Your support can help us set up another group

More info below

Home-Start Medway calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund

Home-Start Medway 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.

Home-Start Medway is one of the groups on the shortlist.
We support families with at least one child under the age of 5. One of our challenges is being able to meet the needs of families across the Medway area, and we need help to do this by raising funds to extend our support and introduce Play Away, so we can set up more groups across Medway. These groups support parents/carers and their children, helping to reduce isolation, loneliness, improve fine and gross motor skills of the children by introducing fun activities and help with parenting issues as they occur. These groups also offer an opportunity for peer and group support.

‘Play Away’ making our parent and children group mobile and accessible to all areas of Medway
Voting is open in all Tesco stores in November & December 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 £63 million to more than 20,000 projects across Britain. 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 Britain 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.