The Staverton Playing Field Rejuvenation Project has bagged a share of a £11.5million carrier bag charge fund
We are delighted to announce we have bagged £12,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
The supermarket teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative, which saw grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to environmental and green space projects.
Eight million shoppers voted in stores up and down the country. And it can now be revealed Staverton Playing Field Rejuvenation Project has been awarded £12,000.
The results have been announced and we will now begin work on bringing our project to life.
Staverton Parish Council intends to replace some of the well used (and much loved) playground equipment on it’s Braunston Lane playing field. In addition, they will be adding some new fun apparatus and will be landscaping the surrounding areas.
This will make a big difference to the young people in the village. The Parish Council would like to thank the Tesco Bags of Help team and especially to all those who voted for us in store.
Caroline Silke, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “Bags of Help has been a fantastic success.
“We have been overwhelmed by the response of our customers and the feedback has been brilliant.
“We can’t wait to see the money being put to use bringing these projects to life.
“Nominations for the next round of the initiative will open in April and we look forward to helping a further round of groups and projects bag their share of the bag charge fund.”
Voting ran in store from 27 February until 6 March – with customers choosing which group they’d like to get the top award using a token given to them at the check-out in store.
Tesco estimated that around eight million votes were cast in stores across the UK.
Groundwork’s national chief executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “We have been delighted to have been involved in the Bags of Help project.
“It has been wonderful to follow the projects through the application process to the final announcement.
“This is money which will go directly back into the communities up and down the country creating places to meet people, be active, play or simply relax. This initiative is really putting something back into the local environment, transforming green spaces and helping the community at a grass-roots level.”
Nominations and applications for the next round of Bags of Help funding will open on April 18. As well as applying direct, suggestions for projects can also be nominated by people living locally.