The organisers of the Hemlock Happening applied to Tesco’s “Bags of Help” scheme with the aim of attracting extra funding to make this annual event even bigger and better, and have just heard that they have been shortlisted for an award!
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 on who should receive the £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards.
The selection of which project gets which award is down to Tesco customers who will have the opportunity to vote for their preferred project after every purchase they make at one a local Tesco.
So please do vote for The Hemlock Happening when you do your shopping in local Tesco stores. Voting will start during the week ending 7th May and end on 30th June 2017.