Tesco shoppers are being invited to cast their votes to help community projects in the West of Scotland bag up to £25,000 this autumn.
The supermarket is marking its Centenary with two special Bags of Help funding rounds, with a huge £100,000 funding pot in the West of Scotland. After a successful first round, customer voting will begin for the second raft of shortlisted groups in October.
Bags of Help, run in partnership with greenspace scotland, sees funding awarded to thousands of local community projects every year.
In Renfrewshire, customers can cast their votes for shortlisted groups Home-start Glasgow, Renfrewshire and Inverclyde, Over the Wall and Penumbra using blue tokens handed out at checkouts. Grants of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000 are up for grabs.
So far in Renfrewshire, Bags of Help has awarded over £173,000 to 52 local projects.
The funding will reach more than 30 regions during each round, with an incredible £3,300,000 up for grabs in total.
Tony McElroy, Tesco’s head of communications in Scotland, said: “We have been celebrating a century of delivering great value for our customers throughout 2019. And central to that have been our Centenary Grants, which aim to support groups and organisations who are helping to make a difference across Scotland.
“We’re calling on our customers to vote in stores from October and show their support for these fantastic community causes.”
Coordinator at greenspace scotland, Emma Halliday, said: “This is an exciting time for Bags of Help, with many more communities given the opportunity to apply for larger amounts of funding that can make a positive, long-lasting legacy where they live.”
Find out more about Bags of Help, visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.
Main Image: Tesco Community Champions Liz Cairns Jones and Gemma Morrison