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Clean Coast Outer Hebrides calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s community fund

Clean Coast Outer Hebrides are bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco Community Grants initiative. Tesco works with community charity Groundwork to run its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £1,500, £1,000 and £500 awarded to local community projects. greenspace scotland is working with Groundwork to provide support to communities in Scotland.

Three groups in every community have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco Stornoway to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Clean Coast Outer Hebrides is one of the groups on the shortlist.

“So much more than beach cleans! We are planning to have a series of family friendly Great Day Out events with historians, wildlife experts, geologists and have Gaelic speakers join us to help us all know and understand more about the shores to which we are making a difference. This will be in many locations throughout the islands. Check for details of coming events.”

Our mission is to protect the coastline of the Outer Hebrides. Our vision is to end coastal pollution around our islands.

Voting is open in all Tesco Stornoway in October, November and December and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out each time they shop.

Tesco’s Community Grants scheme has already provided over £90 million to more than 40,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every three months, 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: “Tesco Community Grants help support local good causes but especially those projects supporting young people, those providing food, and local causes close to our colleagues’ hearts.”

Emma Halliday, Community Enabler Coordinator at greenspace scotland, said: “Tesco Community Grants continues to give local projects the boost they need to help their communities thrive. By funding services which support young people and reduce food poverty, we hope to facilitate positive change from the ground up across the UK. We are pleased to have been able to help so many local good causes over the years and look forward to seeing what community organisations can achieve in the future with the right resources.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities, particularly those helping to provide food and giving children the support they need for a good start in life. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit

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