Our project has been shortlisted for a public vote in Tesco’s #BagsofHelp initiative. Please vote for us to win the top prize when you do your shopping in store! This will help us get the funding that we need to improve our wildlife area.
The proposed Bournville Wildlife Area aims to raise awareness of the natural world to children, families and the community. The current area is overgrown, has no disabled access, has no flora or fauna, no all weather space or storage and wildlife are not really attracted to the area. We have grand plans that include improving all of the current issues and eliminate barriers to access and to wildlife. We also want to develop our link with the “Growing Together” project, run by the local community and Alliance Homes and involve other local conservation groups.
Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 416 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 26 September to 9 October on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards. In total, there is over £12.5 million up for grabs.
Bags of Help website www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp