TESCO'S BAGS OF HELP 2018
WDDT NEEDS YOUR VOTE!
Wareham & District Development 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 up to
£4,000, up to £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.
The Wareham & District
Development Trust is one of the groups on the shortlist.
project is to give Priory Community Meadow, opposite Wareham
Town Quay, a bit of tender loving care with repairs to the
paths, bridges, fences and information boards.
‘Over the past ten years the meadow has
suffered several major floods resulting in damage that now
needs repairing to enable the meadow to be enjoyed by one and
all for another ten years’, says John Scott, Development
Manager, Wareham & District Development Trust. ‘The Bags of
Help funding will go a long way towards all the repairs that
Voting is open in all
Tesco stores throughout January and February. 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 £40 million to 9,700 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
Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco,
“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for
January and February. 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:
“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.
forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then
supporting each group to bring their project to life.”
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
News Update 24th November 2017
A BIG THANK YOU
Thanks to Ball & Socket, Stoborough WI and
the full-house that enjoyed their concert and cakes on
Wednesday 22nd November we have raised over £400
to go towards the purchase of more tables, benches and a bird
table for the Tree of Life & Laughter Community Garden
SOME OF OUR
LATEST PROJECTS IN THE COMMUNITY