Funding bagged from Tesco community grant scheme | Latest news

Funding bagged from Tesco community grant scheme | Latest news

Funding bagged from Tesco community grant scheme

Our project to provide support to vulnerable customers during winter months has bagged £2,000 of funding from Tesco.

Our Keep Warm, Keep Well project was one of three projects shortlisted for the  Bags of Help initiative run in partnership by Tesco and environmental charity Groundwork. Launched last year our project delivers winter care packages to single, elderly customers living in priority neighbourhoods in South Gloucestershire.

Throughout November and December, visitors to Tesco’s Yate stores could vote for the project they wanted to support. Now we’ve heard that our project came second and has been given £2,000. And we’re already planning the packages to be delivered to customers next month.

Community Insight and Investment Officer Kay Rose said: “We’re thrilled to have received this money from Tesco to help fund this year’s Keep Warm, Keep Well project. More than 200 customers benefitted from this project last year, which is part of our wider work to improve people’s health and wellbeing in the communities we work in.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted for us. Because of your support we’ll be able to help some of our most vulnerable customers over the next month.”

Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community, 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. We can’t wait to see the projects come to life.”

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