Our Big Announcement: Tesco Bags of Help Initiative!!

Happy New Year everyone!!

To kick off the new year, we’ve got a big announcement to make. CommuniTech London has been shortlisted for the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme.

CommuniTech London 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 up to £4,000, up to £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.

CommuniTech London is one of the groups on the shortlist.

For anyone that doesn’t know what we do, we’re a non-profit organisation who run drop-in tech clinics in Battersea library to help anyone in the community that has an issue with tech. This could be anything from organising folders on your phone to learning more about safety online. Our friendly group of volunteers will try to help with any of your questions.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores listed below throughout January and February.

BALHAM EXPRESS – SW17 7BL

BATTERSEA METRO – SW11 4NE

BATTERSEA RISE EXPRESS – SW11 1HG

EARLSFIELD GARRET EXPRESS – SW18 4ED

EARLSFIELD STATION EXPRESS – SW18 4SW

FALCON BATTERSEA EXPRESS – SW11 2PJ

SOUTHFIELDS REPLINGHAM ROAD EXPRESS – SW18 5LS

SUMMERSTOWN GARRATT LANE EXPRESS – SW17 0NT 

UPPER TOOTING EXPRESS – SW17 7EN 

WANDSWORTH BRIDGE ROAD EXPRESS – SW18 1TW

WANDSWORTH HI ST EXPRESS – SW18 4HY

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 £40 million to 9,700 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 January and February. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”

So please do vote for CommuniTech next time you’re doing your shopping! And don’t forget, our next Tech & Tea session is next Sunday 14th January, 2.30pm till 4.30pm so please do come along and ask your tech questions to one of our friendly volunteers.

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