Stanley Trust bags £1000 from Tesco’s community grant scheme

Accrington Stanley Community Trust is delighted to announce it has bagged £1000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.

Bags of Help is run in partnership with community charity Groundwork, and sees grants awarded to thousands of local community projects every year.

Since launching in 2015, Bags of Help has provided more than £68 million to almost 30,000 local community projects across England.

Tesco colleagues have come together virtually up and down the country to vote and it can now be revealed Accrington Stanley Disability Football Club has been awarded £1000

Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.

The Disability Football Club consist of fun football activities, games and football coaching drills. Sessions are open to all abilities and impairments in order to make it as inclusive as possible. This specifically designed project works with individuals with a range of physical and learning disabilities. We have an excellent reputation for caring and inspiring disabled people. All of our disability football sessions are led by staff that are experienced and confident in working with people with all types of disabilities. The sessions have enabled many people to take part in activities which will improve their confidence and self-esteem. Our Disability Football Team, also compete once a month in the LFA’s Ability Counts League.

Accrington Stanley Community Trust’s Head of Sport, Lee Walsh, is excited about the project “The weekly disability football sessions are giving disabled people the opportunity to play football and socialise in a friendly environment.

More information about the project can be found here: https://www.stanleytrust.co.uk/disability-football/ 

With voting not currently running in stores, Tesco colleagues have worked together to decide which three local projects in their region should be awarded a grant of £1,000.

Claire de Silva, Tesco’s Head of Community, said: “Bags of Help contributes funds to community projects up and down the country and whilst our customers have not been able to vote in this round, we’ve been delighted by the number of colleagues who have come together to choose projects in their local areas. In what has been an extremely tough year, we’re looking forward to seeing these projects providing support for their communities brought to life.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Tesco community grants continue to enable local communities across England 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. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.