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News article created on 24 February 2016

Bags of Help from Tesco

We’re set to benefit from the 5p carrier bag charge thanks to Tesco’s Bags of Help programme.

Bags of Help logoTesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across hundreds of regions in England and Wales. The scheme will see 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.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags.

From 27 February until 6 March you’ll be able to vote in selected stores for who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.

These are the seven projects we're involved in along with the stores where you can vote:

Oxford Canal Mural Project

GREENLEYS MK EXPRESS
HEELANDS MK EXPRESS
WALNUT TREE EXPRESS
OLDBROOK EXPRESS
NEWPORT PAGNEL ELTHORNE EXP
TINKERS BRIDGE MK EXP
OLNEY MARKET PLACE EXP
M K KINGSTON EXTRA
MILTON KEYNES WOLVERTON
 

Foxton Locks Visitor Improvements

MARKET HARBOROUGH EXP
MARKET HARBOROUGH MET
OAKHAM
 

Stratford Community Garden

KINWARTN RD ALCESTER EXP
STUDLEY EXPRESS
STRATFORD BANBURY RD EXP
STRATFORD UPON AVON
 

Hanwell Orchard Trail Lock Keepers Cottage Garden

ACTON EXPRESS
NORTHFIELDS EALING EXP
GREENFORD OLDFIELD EXP
HAVEN GREEN EALING EXP
NORTHOLT EXPRESS
UXBRIDGE RD WEST EALING EXP
NORTH ACTON EXP
GREENFORD LADY MARGARET RD EXP
SOUTHALL KING ST EXP
GREENFORD METRO
EALING BROADWAY METRO
ACTON METRO
HOOVER BUILDING
 

Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal Green Corridor

BUSHBURY EXPRESS
CODSALL WOLVHAMPTON EXP
WEDNESFIELD EXPRESS
EASTFIELD EXPRESS
PENN RD WOLVERHAMPTON EXP
WOLVERHAMPTON EXP
BILSTON WILLENHALL RD EXP
WOLVERHAMPTON HURST RD EXP
CLAREGATE EXP
WOLVERHAMPTON METRO
 

Jubilee Wood

MINEHEAD
EASTBOURNE RD TROWBRIDGE EXP
BROOK RD TROWBRIDGE EXP
WARMINSTER EXPRESS
LEIGH PARK WESTBURY EXP
WESTBURY FORE ST EXP
MELKSHAM EXP
TROWBRIDGE FROME RD EXP
TROWBRIDGE EXTRA
 

Mirfield Promenade

BIRSTALL EXPRESS
DEWSBURY YORKS EXP
MIRFIELD QUEEN RD EXP
DEWSBURY LEEDS RD EXP
TINGLEY WESTERTON RD EXP
BATLEY EXTRA
CLECKHEATON

For more information about the scheme take a look at www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp