Meet the second round winners of Bags of Help Centenary Grants
6 February 2020
Tesco is pleased to announce the results from our second Bags of Help Centenary Grants. Customers across Britain voted in October, November and December for their favourite regional project to be awarded up to £25,000 to celebrate our Centenary year. The votes have been counted and we’ve been sharing the news with community organisations across the country.
Up to £25,000 was available for first placed groups, with second place receiving £15,000 and third placed groups getting £10,000.
CLIC Sargent, England
Receiving four separate grants totalling £100,000, CLIC Sargent is one of the UK’s leading cancer charities specialising in care for young people and children. They provide specialist support, to help and guide each young cancer patient and their families.
Liam Mills, Philanthropy Manager at CLIC Sargent, said:
“Thank you so much to every customer who voted for CLIC Sargent in Tesco’s Centenary Grant scheme. Every day 12 children and young people will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. We will use this grant to fund our local support services to help young cancer patients thrive, not just survive.”
Young Enterprise Scotland, Scotland
North of the border with £10,000 was Young Enterprise Scotland (YES). This group supports around 16,000 young people from across all backgrounds by helping to develop their business knowledge and entrepreneurial skills through specialist training programmes.
With the help of the Centenary Grant, they will be able to fund their Enterprising Futures project which will further support children across the Highlands and the North East of Scotland.
Geoff Leask, CEO Of Young Enterprise Scotland, said:
“The Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant initiative is a great chance for Young Enterprise Scotland to raise the profile of our work across the Highlands and North East of Scotland, enabling more young people to develop their key skills such as resilience, communication and problem solving which will be critical to them in life and work.”
Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Club, Wales
Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs exists to help communities in Wales by promoting, developing and supporting quality, affordable and accessible out of school childcare clubs. With their £25,000 grant, they will help to cultivate their ‘Grow Your Own Feast’ initiative, which will help children visiting its clubs to grow and cook their own healthy meals.
Naomi Evans, South East Wales Regional Manager at Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids' Clubs, said:
“We are grateful for the donation from Tesco’s Bags of Help Centenary Grant and would like to thank customers for voting for us. The funding will go towards improving children’s health and wellbeing across the region through development of a ‘Grow Your Own Feast’ initiative.
“The project will be operated from out of school childcare clubs, whereby children will take part in growing, harvesting and cooking their own nutritional feast. Fun, interactive resources and sessions will build children and volunteers' confidence and knowledge to make healthy food choices of their own.”
Applications have reopened now for Bags of Help projects throughout the year, and we encourage groups to apply through www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.