Mahdlo Youth Zone is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from Tesco’s ‘Bags of Help’ initiative.
Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000 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 – including Mahdlo – and shoppers are being invited to head along to stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
And in conjuction, a new ‘Oldham Living Cookbook’ will see young people work with local residents to collect recipes and develop them into an easy to use cookbook.
Gareth Nixon, Head of Business Development, commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted. This really is a very special project for our members.
“The cookbook will be designed with easy to follow instructions and using only healthy and nutritious options. We need your votes to help make this happen.”
Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout January and February, including Lees Road Express and the Greenfield store. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.
Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “We are absolutely delighted to open the voting. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”
Funding is available to community groups and charities for local projects that bring benefits to communities. Find out more online: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp