Balloons bags £2,000 from Tesco’s community grant scheme
Balloons is delighted to announce it has bagged £2,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme. Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £63 million to over 20,000 local community projects.
The money will part-fund our 2019 Programme of Activity Days for bereaved children and young people supported by Balloons. These days are designed to bring young people together to learn new skills, boost confidence and self-esteem, and spend time with other young people bereaved of someone significant in their lives. Activity Day organiser Jo Overton-Pitts said, “we are delighted to be able to offer a full programme of activities in 2019 thanks to the support of local Tesco’s stores.”
Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community, said: “Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. We can’t wait to see the projects come to life.”