Connect’s community allotment project in line for ‘Bags of Help’

Eyemouth primary growing space seeds on the allotment
Eyemouth primary growing space seeds on the allotment

Connect Berwickshire Youth Project is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

The supermarket has teamed up with Groundwork on its ‘Bags of Help’ initiative, which see grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – raised from the 5p bag levy – awarded to environmental and greenspace projects.

More than 2,800 groups across the country applied for grants from the scheme and these were whittled down to three in each of Tesco’s 416 regions.

Connect Berwickshire Youth Project is one of the groups on the shortlist.

Connect’s Eyemouth allotment is a community project for young people and volunteers to get involved in planting, maintaining the allotment and growing their own produce.

“We can’t wait to get started on the next phase of the project and this funding is going to help us enormously,” said Steve Wright, Connect manager.

Voting is open in stores from October 31 – November 13. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

“There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see them come to life in hundreds of communities,” said Lindsey Crompton, head of community at Tesco.