Friends of Regis is delighted to announce it has bagged £2,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.
Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £71 million to over 23,000 local community projects.
Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed that Friends of Regis will receive £2,000.
Work will now begin on bringing the project to life. The funds will enable us to make further improvements to our outdoor spaces, including developing the sensory garden in KS1 playground, improving the KS2 playground with new seating and planting and making the school playing field more secure so it can be used more regularly. Kathryn Roynon, Chair of Friends of Regis says "We're really pleased to have won this funding boost to help us improve the school's outdoor areas and can't wait to see the children enjoying the results."
Voting ran in stores throughout January and February with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the checkout.
Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions are awarded funding.
Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community, said: “Bags of Help contributes funds to community projects up and down the country and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers voting in their local stores. We’re looking forward to seeing more projects brought to life.”
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.”
For more information please visit: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.