8th May, 2021

Droitwich ArtsFest awarded £1,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help community grant scheme

Harry Leach 29th Jun, 2018

DROITWICH ArtsFest has been awarded £1,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help community grant scheme.

The project is run in partnership with charity groundwork and sees funds raised from the revenue generated by carrier bag sales.

The announcement about the boost comes as the ArtsFest is about to get under way this weekend.

Festival organiser Rhys Jones said: “Receiving this funding from Tesco makes a significant impact on helping us to meet the costs of an ambitious festival, particularly as most of the events are free to attend.”

Alec Brown, Tesco’s head of community, added: “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 local stores throughout March and April with customers choosing which 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.

Groundwork’s national chief executive Graham Duxbury said: “Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down the UK 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.”

Visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp to find out more about the scheme and how to nominate projects.

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