Tesco Community Grant

Local brain injury charity calls out for votes to get a share of Tesco’s Community Grants fund

 

13 October 2021

 

Headway Birmingham & Solihull is bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco Community Grants initiative. Tesco works with community charity Groundwork to run its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £1,500, £1,000 and £500 awarded to local community projects.

Three groups in every community 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.

Local brain injury charity Headway Birmingham & Solihull is one of the groups on the shortlist.

They are hoping to organise a family pantomime trip, giving children and those caring for a brain-injured family member something to look forward to, and a chance to come together for some much-needed fun and laughter, just after Christmas.

Nancy Khan from Headway’s Carer Services team said: “An outing like this is just the tonic our families and carers need. It’s a challenge caring for a brain injured loved one at any time, and the lockdown during COVID was especially difficult with no respite at all for many, many months. We really feel they deserve a treat like this and hope people will get behind us and support our panto project!”

Voting is open from now until the end of December and customers will be able to cast their vote for Headway using a token given to them at the check-out each time they shop at Tesco Superstore in Aston Lane, Aston  and in Tesco Six Ways Express in Gravelley Hill, Erdington.

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Tesco’s Community Grants scheme has already provided over £90 million to more than 40,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every three months, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

Claire De Silva, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “Tesco Community Grants help support local good causes but especially those projects supporting young people, those providing food, and local causes close to our colleagues’ hearts.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Tesco Community Grants continues to give local projects the boost they need to help their communities thrive. By funding services which support young people and reduce food poverty, we hope to facilitate positive change from the ground up across the UK. We are pleased to have been able to help so many local good causes over the years and look forward to seeing what community organisations can achieve in the future with the right resources.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities, particularly those helping to provide food and giving children the support they need for a good start in life. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/communitygrants.

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For more information

Contact Julie Wedgbury at Headway Birmingham & Solihull at julie.wedgbury@headway-bs.org.uk or 0121 457 7541.

 

 

About Headway Birmingham & Solihull

Headway Birmingham & Solihull is a registered charity helping to improve the lives of those affected by brain injury in the local area. Its aim is to promote greater understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provide information, support and services to the person with the acquired brain injury as well as their family and carers. For full information, visit www.headway-bs.org.uk .

 

 

About Tesco’s Community Grants fund

For more information about Tesco’s Community Grants fund, visit www.tesco.com/communitygrants