Keep voting for our Tesco Bags of Help projects!

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is delighted that three more 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 Replacement Boardwalk Project at Hill Hook in Sutton Coldfield will improve access for people of all abilities through the nature reserve. The old boardwalk is rotten, slippery and has several steps along its length - this will be replaced with a 50 metre, gently sloping boardwalk, made from recycled plastics, across an area of wet and swampy ground
  • The Natural Connections project at Deer's Leap Wood on the edge of Birmingham and Sandwell. This will involve creating a self-guided nature trail and running activities such as forest school sessions for ;ocal children to get outide and active in the great outdoors.
  • The Outdoor Learning Space project at Turner'sWood in Walsall.  This will create an inspiring outdoor classroom for local schools including St Michaels School to come and enjoy forest school activities in their local woodland.

The public will now vote in store throughout January 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!

Tesco Stores voting on the 3 bids are:

For Hill Hook:-


BROMFORD: CASTLE BROMWICH (EXPRESS),    B36 8BL
CASTLE BROMWICH: GREEN LANE (EXPRESS), B36 0BX
CASTLE BROMWICH: (METRO),                               B34 7EH
COLESHILL: (EXPRESS),                                            B46 3BJ
ERDINGTON: SUTTON RD ESSO (EXPRESS) ,        B23 5TW
ERDINGTON: SIX WAYS (EXPRESS),                       B23 7NR
HODGE HILL: (SUPERSTORE),                                  B36 8DT
KINGSTANDING: (EXPRESS),                                    B44 8PP
SUTTON COLDFIELD: BIRMINGHAM RD               B72 1QL
SUTTON COLDFIELD: WHITEHOUSE COMMON  B75 6HD
SUTTON COLDFIELD: WALSALL RD                       B74 4QY
SUTTON COLDFIELD: BOLDMERE RD                   B73 5UB
SUTTON COLDFIELD: NEW OSCOTT                      B73 6RB
STREETLY: EXPRESS,                                                 B74 3NA
SHENSTONE: EXPRESS,                                             WS14 0JR
WATER ORTON: EXPRESS,                                         B46 1SR
YARDLEY: EXTRA,                                                      B26 1AD

For Deer's Leap Wood:-

FRANKLEY BIRM EXP                   B31 5NJ
BOURNVILLE BHAM EXP             B30 1PA
SELLY OAK BRST RD EXP            B29 6BA
KINGS HEATH BIRM EXP              B14 6EB
WEOLEY EXPRESS                         B29 5UJ
WEST HEATH BRMGHM EXP       B31 3LD
BIRMINGHAM BRISTL EXP          B29 6BE
RUBERY METRO                             B45 9JL
BIRMINGHM BRISTNL EXP          B68 9TX
BARNT GREEN BHAM EXP           B45 8NE
MARLBROOK BRMSGRV EXP      B60 1DL
QUINTON                                          B32 1EG
DUDLEY RD HALESWN EXP        B62 8AA
STOURBDG HALESOWN EXP       B63 3UD
HASBURY HALESOWEN EXP       B63 3JS
HAGLEY RD BHAM EXP               B17 8DJ

For Turner's Wood:-

FAZELEY TAMWORTH EXP          B78 3RB
AMINGTON TAMWORTH EXP      B77 3DG
STAFFORD STONE RD EXP           ST16 2TQ
STAFFORD EXPRESS                      ST17 9DH
STAFFORD EXTRA                          ST16 2HE
CANNOCK STAFFORD EXP           WS11 4AL
CANNOCK                                         WS12 3YY
GREAT WYRLEY EXPRESS           WS6 6LA
DOSTHILL TAMWORTH EXP        B77 1LE
HEDNESFORD VICTORI ST           WS12 1BT
WALSALL BROWNHILLS              WS8 6DZ
LICHFIELD EXTRA                         WS13 6DZ
LICHFLD NETHRSTOW EXP         WS13 6BA
RUGELEY                                         WS15 2HS


To find out more visit the Bags of Help website www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.