Students of Bohunt School are 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 £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 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.
Bohunt Students Voice; the School Community Garden and Allotment, is one of the groups on the shortlist.
In this project the students will design their own plans for the space, with support from staff, they will choose what to grow and will be responsible for this area. The space we want to work on is at the very centre of the school and will be accessible to all students and teachers throughout the day.
Head Boy Emile Brunet stated, “We want to improve our school grounds and develop the green areas in the school for all students, staff, parents and volunteers to enjoy.”
Voting is open in all Tesco stores in May and June and 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 provided over £71 million to more than 23,000 projects across Britain. 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.
Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.