Midlothian Growing Together has been shortlisted for Tesco Bags of Help
Volunteer Midlothian’s Midlothian Growing Together project has been shortlisted in the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme.
We need your help to vote for Midlothian Growing Together at your local Tesco!
Although open to all, Midlothian Growing Together particularly targets young people and adults with support needs to become volunteers; helping them gain confidence, skills and experience through developing the Community Garden in Dalkeith Country Park and allotment at Vogrie. The project serves as an example of sustainable gardening practises; using organic methods, recycled materials, compost from sustainable sources etc.
We will host Gardening workshops and Open Events in the Community Garden, ensuring the whole community can engage in, and benefit from the project.
To win the top prize in store we need your vote! Please ask for a token with any purchase you make in the Tesco stores displayed on the link below and vote for Volunteer Midlothian; Midlothian Growing Together. Click here for more details on the locations.
Thank you for your support!
Tesco 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. Greenspace Scotland is working with Groundwork to support Scottish communities.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 1 to 25 February on who should receive the £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards. For more information go to www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp