Peterborough Phantoms Para Ice Hockey Club is delighted to announce it has bagged £1,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.
Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £48 million to over 13,000 local community projects.
Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed Peterborough Phantoms has been awarded £1,000.
Work will now begin on bringing the project to life, by helping to find additional equipment, training times and supporting new people to get involved in this great sport.
Naomi Adie, Chairperson of Peterborough Phantoms Para Ice Hockey Club, said: “We are really pleased to have received such a big donation from the Bags of Help scheme, because as a result, we can improve the service we offer to so many disabled people in our community, helping them to achieve what they want. That could be their fitness, social inclusion or just having fun, so thank you to everyone who voted for the club”.
Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community, 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. We can’t wait to see the projects come to life.”
Voting ran in stores throughout January and February with customers choosing which local 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.
“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 visit http://www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.
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