Cultercullen Community Park has started work on its Path laying following its successful receipt of £8000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help campaign.
The supermarket teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative, which saw grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to environmental and greenspace projects.
The residents of Cultercullen have recently purchased a piece of land to form a Community Park and have formed a charitable trust to manage its running and development.
After completing Phase 1 including the initial purchase, fencing and tree planting financed by residents donations and various grants are now able to proceed with phase 2, Laying an all-weather path and provide picnic area seating etc. thanks to the £8,000 grant from Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative.
The park trustees are delighted to be awarded the Tesco’s Bags of Help grant of £8,000 as the project can now be completed by the end of the summer.
Caroline Silke, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “Bags of Help has been a fantastic success.
“We have been overwhelmed by the response of our customers and the feedback has been brilliant.
“This is the really exciting part of the project – seeing the projects coming to life thanks to the funding and we can’t wait to follow the projects right through to the end.
“Applications for the next round of the initiative will open from April 18 to June 3 and we look forward to helping a further round of groups and projects bag their share of the bag charge fund.”
Voting ran in store from February 27 until March 6 with customers choosing which group they’d like to get the top award using a token given to them at the check-out in store.
Applications for the next round of Bags of Help funding will open from April 18 to June 3. As well as applying direct, suggestions for projects can also be nominated all year around by people living locally.