Bags of Help funding available at Tesco Ellon

Tesco Ellon
Tesco Ellon

Community projects in Ellon could receive a cash injection thanks to Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch the monthly roll-out of its funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

Greenspace Scotland is working with Groundwork to support Scottish communities.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £28.5 million to more than 4000 projects up and down the UK and the supermarket is now calling on community groups in Ellon to put themselves forward for a grant.

Three groups in each local area will be awarded grants every other month.

Customers will have the chance to vote with a token given to them at the check-out every time they shop.

Tony McElroy, Tesco’s Head of Communications in Scotland, said: “Money raised from customers buying bags is making a difference to local communities.

“Thanks to Bags of Help, millions has been invested so far on local projects like parks, sports facilities, school playgrounds and community gardens – projects that have all been chosen by our customers.”

Community groups and charities can apply for funding and Tesco customers and colleagues can nominate projects they’d like to see receive some cash.

Ask in store for more information or visit the Bags of Help website, visit