Please vote for our Tesco Bags of Help projects

Wednesday 7th December 2016

The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is delighted that three of our projects have been shortlisted for funding in the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. 

The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country has three initiatives that have been shortlisted:

  • The Wild Health project based at our Centre of the Earth environmental education centre in Winson Green. This will involve working with patients from City Hospital and other local health services on a series of health and well-being sessions in a natural setting.
  • The Small Heath Goes Wild project based at EcoPark, our wonderful wildlife haven in Small Heath. This will involve 16 people being given the chance to gain a John Muir Award, which involves four days of discovering, exploring, conserving and sharing a wild space.
  • The Great Peascroft Wood Adventure project which aims to improve more of the paths throughout this beautiful woodland in Bilston and also run events throughout the year.

The public will now vote in store from December 1 to 31st on who should receive the £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards. To vote for one of our projects all you need to do is make a purchase, of any value, at a Tesco store near to the shortlisted site. You will then be given a token at the checkout and can cast your vote. We'd really appreciate your support!

To find out more visit the Bags of Help website