The Northwich Business Improvement District (BID) is hoping 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 up to £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 one of the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
The Northwich Festival of Arts 2018 is one of the groups on the shortlist. The aim of the event, which is taking place in July, is to showcase the cultural and artistic talent that exists in Northwich.
Northwich BID Manager Jane Hough is encouraging the people of Northwich to support the cause.
“The Northwich Festival of Arts 2018 is an event which will give local creative individuals and groups the chance to showcase their talents and unique abilities to the people of the town – a platform that is much needed.
“It will also bring visitors into the town which will help raise awareness of the amazing businesses in Northwich, in the process helping them continue to grow and thrive.
“Your support therefore is invaluable so next time you’re in Tesco, please take the time to pop your token in the BIDs token box. Please note, you may have to ask for your token.”
Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout March and April and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.
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.”
To find out more, visit: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp