Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme has seen three community groups and projects in each region awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. The public voted in store to decide which local groups should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards, 2,421 organisations from Tesco’s 400 regions up and down the UK have receives a share of the Bags of Help fund. More information regarding this can be found on the Tesco Bags of Help website: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp
At the end of 2016 we applied for the grant from Tesco. Following a public vote in stores we were amazed to be awarded a grant of £10,000 from Tesco Bags of Help for the outdoor kitchen. We have purchased a fantastic large poly-tunnel which will be used as an all year outdoor classroom area. We have also purchased some all weather surfacing to enable the area to be accessed all year round along with planters and soil to go outside the polytunnel and hopefully we will have enough left over to add a water supply.
Thank you to everyone who voted for us and full details of the allotment and its development can be found on the Kitchen Garden page.