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Scouts Bag a lot of Help

Date: 3rd Nov 2017 Author: Scout Websites

1st Farnsfield Scout Group is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Tesco has recently launched its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000 to £1,000 being awarded to local community projects.

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the award and shoppers are being invited to head along to vote. 1st Farnsfield is one of the groups on the shortlist. The groups ‘Better Prepared’ project looks to help support the group during their 75th year of Scouting in Farnsfield by increasing the amount of kit.

Louise Wheatley, Parent Representative on the Groups Management Committee, said “My son is in Scouts and can’t wait for the special activities in the 75th anniversary year in 2018. I know the group has grown very quickly and this kit is much needed.”

Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout November and December. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store. Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £36 million to nearly 8,000 projects.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for November and December. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. To find out more visit

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