RFGN chosen for Tesco Bags of Help

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store during July and August on who should receive the £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000.

We said in our application that RFGN is a volunteer-run group and would benefit from a part-time paid administrator to help with getting our message out, liaising with other local bodies involved, and event organisation during the busy run up to our main event of the year - the Town Meal in September. This event is now in its 5th year, and has attracted around a thousand local people each year.

So please support us by voting in store during July and August.