Barnet Mencap calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund
Barnet Mencap 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 up to £4,000, up to £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.
There is currently a lack of positive play opportunities in Barnet and the funds raised will be used to run day activities during the school holidays, providing the families with a safe and supportive play environment.
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.
Barnet Mencap is one of the groups on the shortlist in these Tesco stores in Barnet:
- 136 GOLDERS GN RD
- BARNET GREENHILL
- BARNET HIGH ST
- BRENT CROSS HENDON WY
- CANONS CRN EDGWR
- COLNEY HATCH
- CRICKLEWOOD BROAD
- EDGWARE GLENGALL
- EDGWARE HALE LN
- EDGWARE METRO
- FINCHLEY N3
- GOODGE STREET
- HENDON BEAUFRT PK
- LDN WHETSTONE
- NEW BARNET
- NEW SOUTHGATE
- NORTH FINCHLEY
- OSIDGE HAMPDEN SQ
Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout January and February. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £40 million to 9,700 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.
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.