Battersea Park Trim Trail calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund
Battersea Park Trim Trail is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000, up to £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.
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.
Battersea Park Trim Trail is one of the groups on the shortlist. Battersea Park is one of London’s busiest parks and with the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station and the Nine Elms area, the need and demand on the park is growing. The Trim Trail in Battersea Park is one of the most well used sites in the borough, it consists of pull up bars, balancing beams and exercise units. Despite a refurbishment in 2013, the trail needs to be developed to meet the growing demand of residents and visitors, plus ensure the equipment is more inclusive. With the support of Tesco’s Bags of Help, Battersea Park Trim Trial would allow people to exercise outdoors more regularly, making them healthier and happier.
Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout January and February. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.
To vote for Battersea Park Trim Trail, visit any of the below Tesco stores:
BALHAM, SW17 7BL
BATTERSEA, SW11 4NE
BATTERSEA RISE, SW11 1HG
EARLSFIELD GARRET, SW18 4ED
EARLSFIELD STATION, SW18 4SW
FALCON BATTERSEA, SW11 2PJ
SOUTHFIELDS, SW18 5LS
SUMMERSTOWN, SW17 0NT
UPPER TOOTING, SW17 7EN
WANDSWORTH, SW18 1TW
WANDSWORTH HIGH STREET, SW18 4HY
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £40 million to 9,700 projects up and down the UK. 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.
Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for January and February. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”
Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:
“We’ve been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between.
“We’re looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life.”
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 visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.