Space calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s community fund
Space at The Broomhouse Hub is bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco Community Grants initiative. Starting 1st October, Tesco shoppers will be able to add their support for the Youth and Families Team at Space through the blue token scheme.
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. greenspace scotland is working with Groundwork to provide support to communities in Scotland.
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.
The Youth and Families team at Space is one of the groups on the shortlist.
The money will be used to support a number of groups to support young people, including a trip out for young carers and equipment to support the very popular Friday night Youth Club.
Amanda Farquhar, Youth and Families Service Manager said:
“We have seen a huge increase in demand for the Youth Group and we now welcome 60 members each week. It is amazing to see so many young people coming along to make new friends and try new things. We do need some new equipment though, this money will replace our old broken pool table as well as helping us out with some table top ovens so we can learn about healthy eating in a fun environment.”
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.
Tesco shoppers will be able to cast their votes for Space – Youth and Families at these stores:
Corstorphine Extra, Glasgow Rd Express, Edinburgh Hermiston Superstore, Edinburgh Haymarket Express, Edinburgh Roseburn Express and Edinburgh Stenhouse Express.
“We know that there will be two other great causes alongside us but if you have any connection with Space even if you don’t normally vote, please give us your support. It will mean so much to the young people attending the Youth Club and make a big difference.”
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.
Tony McElroy, Tesco’s Head of Communications in Scotland, 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.”
Emma Halliday, Community Enabler Coordinator at greenspace scotland, 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.