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Bags of Help for Elland Silver Band

Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Elland Silver Band has announced that it has bagged £4,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme. Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it has provided more than £43 million to over 10,000 local community projects.

Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed that Elland Silver Band has been awarded £4,000. The funding will be used to help roll out a range of free taster sessions and workshops, open days and to purchase new music and equipment.

“We are absolutely delighted to receive this funding. It will help us to continue to offer more local children the opportunity to learn to play a brass and percussion instrument. Knowing the community has voted for our project is such a boost to all our hard work. We can’t wait to get started”, explained, Secretary, Kathleen Harrison.

Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community, added: “Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. We can’t wait to see the projects come to life.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp