Cullen Sea School bags £1,000 from Tesco’s community grant scheme

Cullen Sea School 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. Greenspace Scotland is working with Groundwork to provide support to communities in Scotland.

Since launching in 2015, Bags of Help has 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 Cullen Sea School has been awarded £1,000.
Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.

Cullen Sea School small boat-building training/development programme.

Ashley Mowat, Chair of Cullen Sea School, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to receive £1,000 funding towards our small boatbuilding training and development programme which will allow us to purchase more needed kits, tools and equipment in aid of everyone who wishes to attend our course.”

Tony McElroy, Tesco’s Head of Communications in Scotland, 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.

Emma Halliday, Community Enabler Coordinator at greenspace scotland, 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 local 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 www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

Issued by Cullen Sea School.

For further information please contact:
Katalin Urquhart, Project Coordinator on katalin@cullenseaschool.co.uk

NOTES TO EDITORS:
• Bags of Help is supported by money from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco.
• So far Bags of Help has awarded more than £48 million to over 13,000 local community projects.
• For more information please visit: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

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