Causeway School is delighted to announce it has bagged £1,633.00 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.
Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. greenspace scotland is working with Groundwork to provide support to communities in Scotland.
Since launching in 2015, Bags of Help has provided more than £63 million to over 20,000 local community projects. Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed Causeway School has been awarded £1,633.00. Work will now begin on bringing the project to life purchasing Laboratory equipment for Science which will be used to support practical lessons and experiments. Liza Leung, Causeway’s Headteacher, said: “We are so grateful to the local community for voting for Causeway. The money is much needed and will be used to purchase better science equipment to support practical lessons across the school.”
Tony McElroy, Tesco’s Head of Communications in Scotland, said:
“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. We can’t wait to see the projects come to life.”
Voting ran in stores throughout September and October with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the checkout.
Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions are awarded funding.