Bags of hope as Dalgety Bay and Hillend Gala shortlisted for Tesco grant scheme

Dalgety Bay and Hillend Gala has been shortlisted for a funding scheme.

Bags of hope as Dalgety Bay and Hillend Gala shortlisted for Tesco grant scheme

Dalgety Bay and Hillend Gala has been shortlisted for a funding scheme.

The Gala is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being asked to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

From left, Zara Napier, Cairn Napier 10 months, Riley Napier aged 4, Dalgety Dog, Esme Thomson, Gail Baird from Tesco, Heather Henderson, Arran Henderson age 1 (in pushchair) and Ava Henderson age 1
From left, Zara Napier, Cairn Napier 10 months, Riley Napier aged 4, Dalgety Dog, Esme Thomson, Gill Baird from Tesco, Heather Henderson, Arran Henderson age 1 (in pushchair) and Ava Henderson age 1

Dalgety Bay and Hillend Gala is one of the groups on the shortlist.

Kirsty Whitfield, joint-chair of the Gala, said: “We have been delighted with the response we are receiving from the local community to support the Gala. We hope they will continue to support us and vote for the Gala in Tesco’s #bagsforhelp initiative.”

Voting is open in stores throughout March and April. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Gill Baird, Community Champion for Tesco Dalgety Bay, said: “We are delighted to have the Dalgety Bay and Hillend Gala as one of our community causes for the months of March and April.

“This is the first time since the Bags of Help initiative started in our store that we have had a group so local to our customers, which we are very pleased about.”

greenspace scotland is working with Groundwork to provide support to communities in Scotland.

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