In January and February, the King’s Lynn Night Shelter and King’s Lynn Foodbank will be two of the three organisations hoping to gain the most votes in the Tesco Bags of Help community grant scheme.
The Tesco Bags of Help community grant scheme raises money from the sale of carrier bags to fund local projects. Three community projects in each local area are voted on by customers in Tesco stores.
Following the vote, the project that received the most votes in its area will receive a grant of up to £4,000, second place receiving up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000. Customers are given a token when they buy their shopping that they can use to make their choice using the voting units in most stores.
In January and February, the King’s Lynn Night Shelter and King’s Lynn Foodbank will be two of the three organisations hoping to gain the most customers’ votes.
Andrew Frere-Smith development worker with Imagine Norfolk Together helps both organisations with fundraising. He says:
“What’s the chance of both organisations being selected for the scheme on the same month? However, I prefer to see it as a win-win rather than a battle! Both organisations are going to get much needed funds. It will be interesting to see which one the public responds to most.”
Anyone who would like to make a donation, or get involved at the night shelter, should email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01553 776109. Anyone who would like to make a donation, or get involved at the foodbank, should email email@example.com phone 07582 558143.
What is Imagine Norfolk Together?
Imagine Norfolk Together is a partnership between the Diocese and the Church Urban Fund. It aims to support churches in their engagement with the local community so that they can grow in relationship, strength and capacity to meet life’s challenges.
It is part of the Together Network set up by Church Urban Fund. This network of local relational partnerships work with churches, national and local government, charities and foundations, as well as individual supporters, to bring about positive change in communities.
There are two Development Workers for Imagine Norfolk Together. One is Great Yarmouth and one in Kings Lynn.