The Kent Autistic Trust have been awarded £10,000 from Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant initiative and would like to say a huge thank you to Tesco and all customers who voted for us!!
To celebrate Tesco’s 100 year anniversary, the supermarket teamed up with Groundwork to deliver a special voting round of its community funding scheme which offered grants of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000 awarded to community projects, three groups in each region.
Voting took place during August and September, where all Tesco store customers cast their votes using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shopped. The Kent Autistic Trust came 3rd, alongside 2 other deserving charities, Demelza House who came 2nd and Kent Air Ambulance who won the most votes.
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already provided over £75 million to more than 25,000 projects across Britain.
Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:
“Bags of Help contributes funds to community projects up and down the country and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers voting in their local stores. We’re looking forward to seeing more projects brought to life.”
Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:
“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain 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.”
A huge thank you to you all from The Kent Autistic Trust, this is so very much appreciated!!