You can help Liverpool Lighthouse raise money to help fight hunger this winter.
Liverpool lighthouse are bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco Community Grants initiative. Tesco works with community charity Groundwork to run its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £1,500, £1,000 and £500 awarded to local community projects.
Three groups in every community have been shortlisted to receive the cash award. We would love it if you could to head along to Tesco stores to vote for us so we can get the top grant.
The money is going to go towards Liverpool Lighthouse Lunches, a project that provides food support and cooking workshops for families struggling with food poverty and hunger.
Liverpool Lighthouse COO Rebecca Ross-Williams said, "With the cost of living crisis hitting hard in North Liverpool, this funding will enable us to help people at risk of going hungry this winter. People who access our pantry tell us that bread and fresh milk are luxuries they can't afford without our help. Your support will help us to make sure that the most vulnerable are warm and fed this winter." Voting is open in all Tesco stores from the first week of October till December and you will cast your vote using a token given to you at the check-out each time you shop. Tesco’s Community Grants scheme has already awarded over £96 million to more than 46,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every three months, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.
Claire De Silva, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “Tesco Community Grants help support local good causes but especially those projects supporting young people, those providing food, and local causes close to our colleagues’ hearts.”
Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Tesco Community Grants continues to give local projects the boost they need to help their communities thrive. By funding services which support young people and reduce food poverty, we hope to facilitate positive change from the ground up across the UK. We are pleased to have been able to help so many local good causes over the years and look forward to seeing what community organisations can achieve in the future with the right resources.”
Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities, particularly those helping to provide food and giving children the support they need for a good start in life. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/communitygrants