Accrington Stanley Community Trust bags £2000 from Tesco’s community grant scheme

Accrington Stanley Community Trust are delighted to announce we have bagged two thousand pounds from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.

This funding will allow our various disability sessions to reach a wider audience in the local area, removing barriers for those with disabilities to get involved with sport in a safe and fun environment.

Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £48 million to over 13,000 local community projects.

Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed Accrington Stanley Community Trust has been awarded two thousand pounds.

Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.

Lee Walsh Head of Sport said:

“This is great news, thank you to everyone who voted for us. This extra funding will allow us to give more disabled people the opportunity to take part in football”.

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.”

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.

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:

“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down the UK 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 organizations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

  • Bags of Help is supported by money from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco.
  • So far Bags of Help has awarded over £48 million to more than 13,000 local community projects.
  • For more information please visit: tesco.com/bagsofhelp.