Cleckheaton Tesco hand out £3,000 of grants to good causes

Staff at Cleckheaton Tesco has handed out grants totalling £3,000 to good causes.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 8:57 am
Updated Thursday, 15th April 2021, 9:00 am
Cleckheaton Tesco hand out £3,000 of grants to good causes

The branch handed over three cheques from the January to March applications.

The Bags of Help grants help fund thousands of local community projects across the UK , helping to improve community buildings and outdoor spaces , buy new equipment , train coaches and volunteers, host community events and much more.

The grants are managed by the community charity Groundwork UK in conjunction with Tesco.

The first £1,000 cheque goes to 1st Spen Valley Scouts based in Birkenshaw. The money will be used to help fund a replacement floor at their headquarters which is used by over 100 young people and community groups.

The second £1,000 cheque goes to St Peters Church , Hartshead with Hightown. The money will help to update the kitchen in the church which is used by local community groups throughout the year.

The third cheque goes to Fusion Food Bank of Dewsbury. The food bank has been running for 5 years and assists people in desperate need all over Kirklees They collect twice a week from the store through the Community Food Connection Scheme, taking surplus food and donations of long life products donated by the general public. The money will be used to help support with essential items.

Melanie Smiles, Community Champion, said it was a pleasure to hand over the cheques to three deserving organisations.