Ashfield Allotments calls out for votes to bag a share of bag charge fund

Ashfield Allotment Association is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch the monthly funding scheme, which sees grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local outdoor community projects. Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and this month shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant. Ashfield Allotments is one of the groups on the shortlist.

Although the primary purpose of allotment sites is to grow food they offer many other benefits and their contribution to supporting wildlife in urban areas is significant. They form some of the best habitat mosaics and wildlife corridors. At Ashfield we are keen to attract beneficial wildlife and will use the fund to build and develop a wildlife area.

Daniel Barrington, Chair of Ashfield Allotments said ‘We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this grant and we hope that people will vote for us to win in order that we can develop a great wildlife area on our allotment site’

Voting is open in stores from 1 February to 25 February. 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 £25 million to more than 3,000 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups each month. At the end of each month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

“We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for February. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see them come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Please vote for Ashfield Allotments when you shop at any of these Tesco stores:

Old Swan, St. Oswalds St, Liverpool L13 2BY Deysbrook Barracks,Deysbrook Ln, Liverpool L12 8RF L12 8RH
Longmoor Lane Express, Longmoor Ln, Liverpool L9 0EF Queens Drive, 418-, 420 Queens Dr, Liverpool L13 0AR
Old Roan, 6-10 Molyneux Way, Liverpool L10 2JA Walton, 124 County Rd, Lowell Street, Liverpool L4 3QW
Crosby, 72-74 Coronation Rd, Crosby L23 5SR Princess Dr, Liverpool L14 8XQ


Mill Lane 20-28 Mill Ln, Liverpool L12 7JB Fazakerley  650 Longmoor Ln, Fazakerley L10 9LF
Thornton,  Edge Ln, Thornton, Crosby L23 4TE Crosby, 48 Crosby Rd N, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 4QH