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Southern Brooks Community Partnerships

Patchway Green Spaces calls out for votes to bag a share of funds from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative

Patchway Green Spaces, part of Southern Brooks Community Partnerships 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 £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being 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.

We are really excited that Patchway Green Spaces is one of the groups on the shortlist!

For those who aren’t aware, our Green Spaces project works with local volunteers – families, children and adults – to improve the community through creating Green Spaces full of gorgeous edible and non edible plants, play areas, allotments etc. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in our sessions, keep a look out for our posters and ads in Patchway People and online!

PLEASE VOTE FOR US!!

** Voting is open in stores throughout March and April. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

You can vote for us in the following stores:

BAILEYS COURT BRISTOL EXPRESS   BS32 8EJ
NORTH BRADLEY STOKE EXPRESS   BS32 0BQ
THORNBURY  BS35 2BS
YATE STATION ROAD EXPRESS   BS37 4PH
BRISTOL HATCHET RD      BS34 6TU
BRIMSHAM PARK YATE EXPRESS   BS37 7PJ
WINTERBOURN BRISTOL EXPRESS   BS36 1RB
BRADLEY STOKE EXTRA     BS32 8EF
YATE EXTRA      BS37 4AS
BRISTOL GREYSTOKE AVENUE EXPRESS   BS10 6BQ

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £27 million to more than 3,500 projects up and down the UK. 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.

Lindsey Crompton, Head of Community at Tesco, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for March and April. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see them come to life in hundreds of communities.”

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

“We’ve been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between.

“We’re looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life.”

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 http://www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp