Julian House are 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.
Julian House is one of the groups on the shortlist.
The food parcel project will provide food to the most vulnerable individuals looking for support in an emergency or supported accommodation when recovering from any difficult circumstance.
‘The support of our community is vital for this project to be successful’
Voting is open during October, November and December and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out each time they shop. Stores where you can vote for Julian House include:
- Exminster Express (EX6 8DB)
- Exeter Metro (EX4 3RH)
- Exeter Vale Extra (EX2 7EZ)
- Heavitree Express (EX1 2RN)
- Exeter Cowick St Express (EX4 1HS)
- Exeter Sidwell Express (EX4 6PJ)
- Exwick Express (EX4 2DQ)
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.”