Press Release: August 05, 2018
Rhys Jones Community Centre is delighted to announce it has bagged £4000from 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 £56 million to over 16,000 local community projects.
Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed Rhys Jones Community Centre has been awarded £4000.
Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.
Croxteth Youth Healthy Minds Project – The Listening Service; a service for young people from 10/11 years of age to 18 years of age to support their mental and emotional health and wellbeing.
This will take place from Mid-September 2018 – aiming to work with young people on a 1-2-1 basis as well as running a Healthy Minds Youth Group once a week at the Centre.
Karen Harper, Centre Manager & Director said: “This is a much-needed service and addition to our work. We see so many young people we work with suffering from depression, anxiety and emotional/mental health problems. Now we can do more work with those young people and offer this to others across Croxteth as well. Thank you, Tesco customers, for your support.”
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 May and June 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 www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.
Issued by Sharon Jardine – Financial & Compliancy Director
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
• Bags of Help is supported by money from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco.
• So far Bags of Help has awarded over £56 million to more than 16,000 local community projects.
• For more information please visit: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.
About Rhys Jones Community Centre:
Since the centre first opened in August 2013, it has firmly established itself as a community hub and its main focus is to raise aspirations, give hope and strengthen community unity in Croxteth.
The centre was relaunched in May 2017 as a social enterprise, with the team hiring out its football pitches, multi-use hall and meeting rooms to raise funds to keep the doors open so it can continue to deliver its community projects.
Ongoing programmes include youth work, music and literacy workshops, and holiday activities. The team work tirelessly to raise much-needed funds to develop and continue the centre’s vital work. The centre does not receive any funding support from Liverpool City Council.
To find out more about the centre visit https://rhysjonescommunitycentre.org.uk
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