QPR in the Community Trust 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.
QPR in the Community Trust is one of the groups on the shortlist.
The Trust’s grant application is for their Healthy R’s Happy Families project – a 3-hour family physical activity and cook and eat sessions which are run every other Saturday in White City. The sessions help families get fitter, learn cookery skills, take recipes home and meet new friends.
Fiona Hodgson, Business Development Manager at the Trust, told www.qpr.co.uk: “We are delighted to have progressed to the customer vote stage for our Tesco Bags of Help grant application.
“We really hope the QPR fans can get behind us and show their support by voting for our project in local stores.”
Voting is open in all Tesco stores* throughout July and August and 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 £52 million to more than 16,000 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.
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 the UK 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.
*Local Tesco stores taking part in the vote during July and August.
Goldhawk Road (W12 8QP) – Tesco Express
Askew Road (W12 9AS) – Tesco Express
Fulham (SW6 2EL) – Tesco Express
Fulham Imp Wharf (SW6 2TW) – Tesco Express
Fulham Munster Road (SW6 6BW) – Tesco Express
Fulham Palace Road (SW6 6TD) – Tesco Express
Fulham Sherbrke Rd (SW6 7HX) – Tesco Express
Hammersmith (W6 7NL) – Tesco Superstore
Hammersmith (W6 9LH) – Tesco Metro
King St Hammersmith (W6 9NH) – Tesco Express
London Fulham Reach (W6 9LH) – Tesco Express
North End Road (W14 9PP) – Tesco Express
Olympia Hammersmith (W14 8UZ) – Tesco Express
Shepherds Bush (W12 8LH) – Tesco Express
White City (W12 7TQ) – Tesco Express