Dyfodol Powys Futures bags £1000 from Tesco’s community grant scheme

Dyfodol Powys Futures is delighted to announce it has bagged £1000.00 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.

Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £75 million to over 25,000 local community projects.

The grant will pay for Touch Trust sessions for children and their families in Powys.  Touch Trust sessions include gentle massage, music, movement and dance as well as light, colour, sound and smell to stimulate the senses.  Sessions help development and learning within a social and nurturing environment for children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.  It is all about time for families together enjoying themselves and are run at the weekends.

We want to thank Tesco for taking us on and to everyone who voted for us – the money makes a huge difference in being able to run our family sessions through the year – Linda Pepper, Chair Dyfodol Powys Futures

Voting ran in stores throughout March and April with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the checkout.

Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions are awarded funding.

Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community, said: “Bags of Help contributes funds to community projects up and down the country and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers voting in their local stores. We’re looking forward to seeing more projects brought to life.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”