PramaLife are bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco 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.
PramaLife is one of the groups on the shortlist - For the Community Lunch Club for Older People, People with Dementia and Carers in Poole.
Voting is open in all Tesco stores in October, November, December and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out each time they shop.
You can vote for Prama in the stores listed below:
Broadstone Poole Exp - BH18 8BP
Poole Extra - BH12 4NX
Poole Fleets Cnr Ext - BH17 7EJ
Poole 4 Branksome - BH12 1AU
Poole Fernside Rd Exp - BH15 2EW
Lilliput Poole Exp - BH14 8HA
Lytchett Poole Exp - BH16 6BQ
Parkstone Poole Exp - BH12 4HU
Bournmth Rd Poole Exp - BH14 9HR
Bournemouth Trian Exp - BH2 5RG
Poole Quay Exp - BH15 1LF
Westbourne Poole Exp - BH4 9DW
Bournemouth Square - BH2 6DT
Sandbanks Express - BH13 7PW
Poole Walsdwn Rd Exp - BH12 5BU
Poole Ringwood Rd Exp - BH12 3LY
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.
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.