A Beverley primary school’s outdoor space will be transformed after receiving a £3,700 grant from the town’s Tesco store.
Keldmarsh Primary School has won the Tesco Beverley Bags of Help customer vote for the period July/August, earning a grant of £3,700 and the school will be using the grant to refurbish their outdoor quiet area.
Head Teacher Carol Tomkinson said: “Keldmarsh Primary School would like to thank Tesco for the amazing financial support which will support a project which will offer all children a relaxing, pleasant place to read and chat with friends and siblings during break and lunchtimes.’’
Chris Beamish Store Manager at Tesco Beverley, said: ‘‘We are delighted that another of our local schools has won a Bags of Help grant and we can’t wait to see this fantastic project brought to life.
The initiatives we support always have a huge positive effect on our local community, so we’re really keen to see even more groups and organisations apply for future grants.
Any group that is considering applying for funding should feel free to come into store and ask me any questions that they like.’’
Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community grant scheme where the money raised from plastic carrier bag sales is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.
Three community projects in each local area are voted on by customers in our stores across England, Scotland and Wales, with the projects changing every other month. At the end of the voting period, all three projects will receive funding in each local area. The amount of funding available for individual local projects ranges from £1,000 to £4,000.
This money is already making a huge difference to thousands of local communities with over £37 million given to date to over 8000 local community projects up and down the UK.
The scheme is permanently open for applications from schools and community groups. Please ask in store for more information or find out more by visiting www.groundwork.org.uk/tescobagsofhelp