Sandhead Learning & Internet Centre calls out for votes to bag a share of bag fund
SLIC is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores – being awarded to local community projects. greenspace scotland is working with Groundwork to provide support to communities in Scotland
Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.
SLIC is one of the groups on the shortlist.
Sandhead Learning & Internet Centre (SLIC) is a charity which provides free tuition in the use of computers and other digital devices to all members of the community.
The services they provide also include free use of computers and access to the Internet which can be accessed at their centre located in Burns House Stranraer.
SLIC also provides support to individuals who are in receipt of benefits such as Universal Credit or Jobseekers Allowance in order to address their digital and employability needs which includes creating Email and Universal Jobmatch accounts , CV’s, Jobserches & Online Applications.
By being able to provide these services ,we are able to teach digital skills to anyone who may be hesitant, lacking in confidence or digitally terrified or unable to access the Internet because of financial constraints.
Enabling people to gain confidence and increase their skills affords them the opportunities which is common place for those of us who already possess such skills.
“SLIC is a unique organisation which with your help can support and reach out to many more members of the community”
Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout November and December. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.
Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £36 million to nearly 8,000 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.
Tony McElroy, Tesco’s Head of Communications in Scotland, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for November and December. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”
Emma Halliday, Community Enabler Coordinator at greenspace scotland, said:
“We’ve been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between.
“We’re looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life.”
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