Tendring Community Safety Partnership is delighted to announce it has bagged £2,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.
Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £60 million to over 18,000 local community projects.
Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed Tendring Community Safety Partnership has been awarded £2,000.
Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.
Walk Online is commissioned to raise awareness to young people about the potential dangers they face when using the internet. The roadshows aim to highlight issues that young people are not aware of, including how easily they can be exploited through well-known online games and apps.
The content illustrates exactly how these sites are used to identify and groom young people and how they can be alert to these risks, knowing how to identify and report them.
Councillor Lynda McWilliams, Tendring District Council Cabinet Member for Community Leadership and chairwoman of the Tendring Community Safety Partnership, said:
“I am delighted that the partnership has bagged £2,000 from the Bags of Help scheme after being chosen by local shoppers. This funding will allow us to put on these roadshows and educate young people about using the internet safely.”
Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community, said:
“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. We can’t wait to see the projects come to life.”
Voting ran in stores throughout July and August with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the checkout.
Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions are awarded funding.
Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:
“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”
 Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit