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Make it! chosen to compete for funding in Tesco’s Bags of Help Scheme
Published: 24 Feb 2017
We are delighted to announce that our application to the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme has been successful and Make it! will be put forward to a customer vote in Tesco stores in the region.
Between March and April 2017, Tesco shoppers will have the chance to vote for their favourite community project by using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop. Voting will take place from Wednesday 1st March to Saturday 29th April and the project with the highest number of votes across the region will receive up to £5,000, the second placed project up to £2,000 and the third placed project £1,000.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants raised from the 5p bag levy being awarded to local community projects.
If successful, Make it! will spend the money on building an outdoor classroom in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, on the same site as the old dissenters’ chapel.
You can vote for Make it! each time you shop in these stores:
BETHNAL GREEN METRO POPLAR HI ST LOND EXP
BISHOPSGATE METRO BOW MERCHANTS QTR EXP
BROMLEY BY BOW 1-23 CITY RD LON EXP
BROMLEY BY BOW 452 HACKNEY RD LD EXP
CANARY WHARF METRO 90 MANSELL ST LON EXP
LONDON ST KTHRINE EXP BOW VIOLET RD LON EXP
CHEAPSIDE METRO FRANCES WHARF LON EXP
LONDON ALDGATE EXP MILE END RD LOND EXP
BOW METRO ST PAULS LONDON EXP
MONUMENT METRO BALTIMORE IOD EXP
OLD BROAD ST EXP EST RD SHOREDITCH EXP
COMMERCIAL ST LON EXP OLD ST HACKNEY EXP
ALDERSGATE EXPRESS SOUTH PLAZA IOD EXP
HAGGERSTON EXP LDN ST BOTOLPHS EXP
45 WHITECHAPEL RD EXP LDN DALSTN JUNCTN EXP
MILLHARBOUR IOD EXP LDN BETHNAL GRN EXP
SOUTHGATE RD LOND EXP LONDON 24 CHIS ST EXP
SHOREDITCH HI ST EXP MARSH WALL EXP
DALSTON EXPRESS WHITECHAPEL FIELDGATE
226 COMMERCIAL RD EXP CLERKENWELL ST EXP
LIMEHOUSE COMM RD EXP ISLE OF DG MNCSTR EXP
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £27 million to more than 3,500 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.
If you shop in Tesco please be sure to collect your tokens help us build an outdoor classroom for young people across Tower Hamlets and the local community to enjoy.
Find out more about the Make it! project