Greenbank Cycling Club 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 – 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.
Greenbank’s Cycling Club is one of the groups on the shortlist.
Cycling Club Coordinator Steve Sullivan said:
“Greenbank Sports Academy runs a club,which gives disabled people, their family and friends the opportunity to ride safely in Sefton Park using a variety of cycles, but we need more equipment.
This grant would enable us to buy two new side by side cycles as well as hi-viz jackets and helmets, meaning that more local disabled people can enjoy Sefton Park.”
Voting is open in stores throughout May and June. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.
Vote for Greenbank in the following Tesco Stores from 1st May to 30th June:
Aigburth Metro L17 9PE
Allerton Road (S) (B) L18 6HF
Mossley Hill Express L18 5ED
Woolton L25 7SF
Wavertree Express L15 5AH
Clocktower Express L15 8HQ
Allerton Road Express L18 1LH
Holmfield Road Express L19 3PF
Leat Lane Express L26 0AD
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £28.5 million to more than 4,000 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.
Lindsey Crompton, Head of Community at Tesco, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for May and June. 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.”