TIC+ needs you! We are counting on your votes to bag a share of Tesco’s community fund.
TIC+ are bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant initiative.
To celebrate Tesco’s Centenary, the supermarket has teamed up with Groundwork to deliver a special voting round of its community funding scheme which will see grants of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000 awarded to community projects.
Three groups in each 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.
TIC+ is one of the groups on the shortlist.
TIC+ is an operating name of the charity Teens in Crisis. We’ve been supporting young people and their families since 1994. Last year, over 2,000 young people used our counselling services to help them cope. We’ve supported young people with issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, anger, relationship problems, low self-esteem and self-harm. At TIC+ we’re here to listen and support– not to judge. Our mission is to improve, preserve and promote good mental health and well-being among young people and their families. Our vision is that every young person in crisis has someone to talk to.
Voting is open in all Tesco stores in October to December and 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 provided over £75 million to more than 25,000 projects across Britain. 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.
Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:
“Bags of Help contributes funds to community projects up and down the country and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers voting in their local stores. We’re looking forward to seeing more projects brought to life.”
Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:
“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”
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 www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.