Gladiators - Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme

Gladiators - Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme

By Greig Hopcroft
23rd February
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Glenrothes Gladiators call out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund. From your votes the club will receive a grant of £4000, £2000 or £1000.


Glenrothes Gladiators is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4000, £2000 and £1000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects. Greenspace Scotland is working with Groundwork to provide support to communities in Scotland.

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.

Glenrothes Gladiators is one of the groups on the shortlist as we look to use our new facility at Gilvenbank Community Sports Hub to offer children the chance to try a range of sports, absolutely FREE of charge.

Voting is open in Tesco stores in March and April 2019. Customers can cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Please see below a list of stores taking part in the voting on our project:

  • Cardenden
  • Dunfermline
  • Dalgety Bay
  • Glenrothes

Bags of Help project has already delivered over £63 million to more than 20,000 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.

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. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Emma Halliday, Community Enabler Coordinator at greenspace scotland, said; “Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more please click here.

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