Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store during May and June who should receive the £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards. CISS is one of the groups on the shortlist, looking for funding to pay for specialist children & young people counselling training.
Until now this support has been limited to adults but hopefully, with the support of Bags of Help, this can be extended to young adults and children. We have noticed a significant increase in demand from young people and whilst all our counsellors are fully trained working with this age group requires specialised training.
CISS Charity Manager Ian Addison said “We are very grateful to Tesco and Groundwork for the opportunity to benefit from this great community project. The specialised training we are looking to fund will mean we can help young people who have cancer or an immediate family member who has cancer. Our unique outreach service will mean this can be delivered, if preferred, in the familiar surroundings of their own home.”
Please support CISS by voting for us when you shop at any of these Tesco stores:-
De La Beche Road
St Helen’s Road
Fabian Way (University Campus)
Langdon Road (SA1)
Newton Road, Mumbles
Extra or Larger Stores