Care for the Carers is delighted to announce it has received a donation of £4,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme, which was running in Bexhill’s Tesco stores.

A further award of £2,000 was awarded by Tesco stores in Crowborough, after Care for the Carers also secured votes from shoppers to support the charity’s activities for carers in the Crowborough area. Votes are now being sought in the Uckfield area.

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’s provided more than £60 million to 18,000 local community projects.

This funding award will enable Care for the Carers to establish a monthly support group in Bexhill for unpaid carers of people with dementia, to meet together, receive advice on supporting themselves, and the person they care for.

In Crowborough, Care for the Carers plans to use the funding to extend its countywide activities programme and offer a range of free local activities to support unpaid carers in Crowborough, reaching more unpaid carers in need.

Shoppers at Uckfield’s Tesco stores now also have the opportunity before the end of October to vote for Care for the Carers to help fund its work in developing specialist support groups, and providing information and advice for unpaid carers in Uckfield.

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.”

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


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