Tesco are donating to charity all the money they raise from the charges they are legally required to make for plastic bags. They have set up a scheme called ‘Tesco bags of help’ which works as follows:
- They have divided the country into Regions and in each Region they will provide grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000.
- A panel for each Region will select three applications that will be awarded one of the three grants.
- Customers will vote in Tesco stores for their favourite of the three projects that will benefit green spaces local to their store. The project with the most votes will get £12,000, the runner-up £10,000, and the third place £8,000.
The Clare Castle Country Park committee are delighted to tell you that our project to improve the moat has been chosen as one of the three projects that will receive a grant. It is now up to those who shop and vote in Tesco whether we receive the minimum grant of £8,000 or one of the higher figures. The larger the grant the more we will be able to do.What we would like you to do is:
- Shop in Tesco in either Haverhill or Sudbury between 27th February and 6th March, and
- Cast your vote for the Clare Castle Country Park project entitled ‘Restoring the moat at Clare Castle Country Park’
Tesco have advised us that
“All stores will be supplied with a voting unit and customers will be given a token, with every transaction, to vote for their preferred community project over the course of a nine-day period, from 27 February 2016 to 6 March 2016.Posters will be in store before and during the vote, inviting customers to take part. They’ll be posters and tent cards in colleague areas too. Once the grants have been awarded, we’ll be using resources like the community board where customers can find out more about the projects being delivered.”