Voting has now closed on our project and we wait with baited breath to see if we have come 1st, 2nd or 3rd! Please keep your fingers crossed for us and hope for the best.



Kehelland Trust calls out for votes to bag a share of bag charge fund

Kehelland Trust 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 £4,000, £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 invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Kehelland Trust is one of the groups on the shortlist.

Kehelland Trust are looking to improve their dining capabilities. We would like to offer more inclusion and real-life/ work opportunities for the young people and adults with disabilities who train and work with us. We are also looking to reach out to visitors to our nursery site and members of the local community.

“We are really excited, that with Tesco customers’ help, we will have the opportunity to transform our out-dated ‘canteen-style’ dining area”

says Kitchen Manager Louise Walker.

“The Tesco Bags of Help fund would enable us to create a café feel to our dining area; warm, comfortable, sociable, accessible and attractive. This will enable us to really engage with the local community, step up as a hub for the village that has no pub or shop to speak of, and offer unique opportunities for the people we work with to gain valuable life and work skills; creating menus, harvesting and preparing our own-grown produce from our 16 acre site, preparing and cooking food, taking orders and serving customers. It will make a real difference to the lives of our trainees, to our visitors and the local community”

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

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £30 million to more than 4,600 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

Lindsey Crompton, Head of Community at Tesco, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for July and August. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see them come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:

“We’ve been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between.

“We’re looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit

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