You can vote for local charities to get cash from Tesco

If you are shopping in Tesco before 6th March, you can vote for one of three local projects to receive a grant from the Bags of Help grant scheme.

For this scheme Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork. It will result in three community groups/ projects in each region awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. So the good news is that every project will get some money, but it is up to the public to choose how much.

The local finalists are Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, Fishersgate Residents Association and Milner & Kingswood Tenants Association.

You will need a token to vote – make sure you ask for one when you pay for your shopping.

Bags of Help funds projects that are about green spaces in local communities. See Groundwork’s website for more information and how to apply.