Countrycare is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
£12.5million carrier bag charge fund
Tesco’s has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative, which see grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to environmental and greenspace projects.
Countrycare and their volunteers undertake a wide variety of community-based activities and coordinate a regular programme of practical conservation work in our District.
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If given the grant Countrycare will use the money to improve the pond at Nazeing Triangle Local Nature Reserve. The old dipping platform which has become rotten and unsafe will be replaced. The new platform will be wheel chair accessible and will allow people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the pond.
A new board to help people identify what they can see in the reserve will be installed. Pond margins will be planted up with native aquatic species. This will improve the habitat for invertebrates and amphibians encouraging a greater biodiversity in the pond.
Nicola Ceconi Assistant Countryside Manager said: “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for this grant and are very excited for our project to get underway.”
Cast your vote
Voting is open in stores from
- 31 October to 13 November
- Tesco Epping
- 77-79 High St, Epping CM16 4BA
Tesco customers can cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.
This is the second round of the initiative: the first round saw approximately eight million shoppers vote in Tesco stores up and down the country earlier this year.
Lindsey Crompton, Head of Community at Tesco, said: ”The first round of the Bags of Help initiative was a fantastic success.
We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for round two. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see them come to life in hundreds of communities”
Groundwork’s national Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:”Bags of Help is giving our communities both the funding and the support to create better, healthier and greener places for everyone to enjoy.”