Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s bag fund

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre 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 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores 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.

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre is one of the groups on the shortlist.

This Fund will help us with necessary Maintenance to our High Ropes Course and help us update some of our Safety Equipment. 

“With 12 different activities across the LOPC High ropes course, including Climbing, Leap of Faith, Aerial Trek and the Zip-line, there is something to challenge everyone!

Whether you come from a School Group, a Youth Group, are having a Party or taking part in an activity with Family & Friends, by supporting the LOPC and voting for us, you will be helping keep this community facility available for use.

The Leicester Outdoor Pursuit Centre is an independent Charity and needs your support for essential work to be completed, so that we can continue providing engaging, educational, confidence building sessions on our High Rope Course”.

Voting is open in selected Tesco stores throughout May and June. 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 £43 million to more than  10,000 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.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:

 “We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for May and June. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these 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 www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp