We Need Your Vote – Tesco’s Community Grants Fund

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Grant A Smile CIC are bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco’s Community Grants initiative. Tesco works with community charity Groundwork to run its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £1,500, £1,000 and £500 awarded to local community projects.

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

Grant A Smile is one of the groups on the shortlist.

How You Can Help Us Get  Tesco’s Community Grants Fund

We are seeking funds for food supplies for Families Battling Chronic/Mental/Terminal Health Conditions. Making sure they never go to bed hungry.

We are a practical intervention support offering the gift of a clean home, food on the table and granting very special wishes to children. Grant A Smile is doing important work with families at what can be a hugely distressing and traumatic time for them. Without the preventative intervention that Grant A Smile provides, we can only imagine that the impact of these traumatic experiences (adverse childhood experiences) would almost certainly have a long-lasting and far-reaching impact on their mental health and, consequently, their physical health as they continue to grow and develop.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores in July, August and September and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out each time they shop.

Tesco’s Community Grants scheme has already awarded over £96 million to more than 46,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every three months, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

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Claire De Silva, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “Tesco Community Grants help support local good causes but especially those projects supporting young people, those providing food, and local causes close to our colleagues’ hearts.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Tesco Community Grants continues to give local projects the boost they need to help their communities thrive. By funding services which support young people and reduce food poverty, we hope to facilitate positive change from the ground up across the UK. We are pleased to have been able to help so many local good causes over the years and look forward to seeing what community organisations can achieve in the future with the right resources.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities, particularly those helping to provide food and giving children the support they need for a good start in life. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/communitygrants.

For more information please visit: www.grantasmile.org.uk


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