Young Stars Football First 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.
Young Stars Football First is one of the groups on the shortlist.
Playtime football club is an inclusive initiative designed to give children living in Dagenham (ages 7 – 14) the opportunity to play football for fun with no commitments required. This hour and half session will engage the children living in the Dagenham East & Dagenham Heathway areas in weekly unstructured football activities to encourage healthy living whilst still allowing the children explore numerous skills and techniques in real game-time for themselves without caution.
Young Stars Football First “Bringing all together for the love of sport”.
Voting is open in all Tesco stores in 1st September – 31st October and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.
Shops you can vote in :
2072 BARKING IG11 7BS Superstore
5932 BARKING RIPPLE RD EXP IG11 7PE Express
6033 CHADWELL HEATH EXP RM6 6PR Express
5611 DAGENHAM HEATHWAY EXP RM10 8QS Express
6776 DAGENHAM OXLOW LN EXP RM10 7YA Express
6640 DAGENHAM SHAFTER EXP RM10 8AJ Express
6408 GOODMAYS ROWALLEN EXP RM8 1XU Express
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £56 million to more than 16,000 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.
Notes to editors:
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