THREE Lyme Regis organisations are hoping to bag the big bucks through a Tesco funding scheme.
Lyme Regis Football Club, The Woodroffe School and Lyme Regis Majorettes are all currently taking part in the Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ scheme, which will see them receive either £1,000, £2,000 or £4,000 depending on how many votes they receive from shoppers.
Tesco has joined forces with Groundwork to provide funding for community projects, with the money coming from the plastic carrier bag charges introduced in recent years. Customers are given tokens at the till and asked to place it in the container of their favourite organisation.
Lyme Regis Football Club is hoping to raise funds for the next phase of its ‘Project Fortify’ development scheme, which will see the construction of a grandstand. Votes for the Seasiders can be placed at the Seaton Tesco store, where they face competition from Seaton Memory Cafe and the Visually Impaired Sailing Association (Seaton branch).
The Woodroffe School is planning to put its grant money towards The Canopy Project, which will see an outdoor canopy constructed on the school grounds. It faces competition from Lyme Regis Majorettes, who plan to purchase new hoodies and tracksuits with the funding, as well at St Mary’s Catholic School in Axminster. Votes for these causes can be placed at the Lyme Regis and Axminster Tesco stores.
For more information about the Tesco Bags of Help scheme, visit www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/tescocommunityscheme