The Roman Southwell Community Project has been shortlisted for a Tesco ‘Bags Of Help’ funding award.
Customers in Tesco stores can vote for their preferred project from one of three choices between 2nd – 28th January 2017. The project with the most votes will receive £5000, second-most votes £2000 and least amount of votes £1000.
Whatever amount we are awarded, the funds will contribute towards our Summer 2017 Community Dig.
You can vote in the following Tesco stores:
NEW OLLERTON NG22 9PL
BLIDWORTH (EXPRESS) NG21 OPN
RAINWORTH (EXPRESS) NG21 0AE
MANSFIELD (EXTRA) NG19 7TS
MANSFIELD JUBILEE (EXTRA) NG18 3RT
SUTTON IN ASHFLD (EXPRESS) NG17 5TN
LAKESIDE – SUTTON IN ASHFLD (EXPRESS) NG17 4HG
KIRKBY ASHFIELD (EXPRESS) NG17 7JE
HUTHWAITE (EXPRESS) NG17 2PY
DUKERIES MANSFLD (EXPRESS) NG18 4SG
ALFRETON DE55 7BS
Here is the full Press Release:
Involve Heritage CIC calls out for votes to bag a share of bag charge fund
Involve Heritage CIC is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch the monthly funding scheme, which sees grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local outdoor community projects.
Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and this month shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
Involve Heritage CIC is one of the groups on the shortlist.
The Roman Southwell Community Project seeks to explore the history and archaeology of the Roman landscape at Southwell, Nottinghamshire and the surrounding region. It involves local people working together to undertake fieldwork and documentary research, public events, school activities, fundraising events and a series of talks, walks and publications.
Each summer, it hosts a Community Dig, where students and members of the public can be trained and supported in undertaking an archaeological dig. The project is a joint-venture between Involve Heritage CIC and Community Archaeology specialists MBArchaeology. The project is entirely self-funded through small grants, business sponsorship, public support & donations and a series of fundraising events. It is now in its fourth year.
Project Director Matt Beresford said “ we are delighted to have been chosen for a Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ funding award. The funds will go towards out summer dig in 2017 and allow us to undertake further community excavations on our site in Southwell. It will mean we can once again subsidise a number of Community Placements for students and members of the public to get involved and be trained up to Archaeology Skills Passport standards. Please help us secure as much funding as possible by voting in one of our local Tesco stores’.
Voting is open in stores from 2 January to 28 January. 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 £24 million to more than 2,400 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups each month. At the end of each 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 January. 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.”
The Bags of Help scheme is permanently open for applications and anyone can nominate a project at any time – whether it’s Tesco customers, colleagues or the community groups themselves. Just ask in store for more information or visit the Bags of Help website, visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp/