Charity Lost Chord in Tesco community funding bid

By Michael Upton | 22/05/2017

Charity Lost Chord in Tesco community funding bid

DEMENTIA charity Lost Chord is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from Tesco.

The supermarket giant teamed up with community charity Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 — all raised from the 5p bag levy — being awarded to local community projects. 

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

Lost Chord, which is based in Maltby, is one of the groups on the shortlist and voting is now open for the latest windfall.

Helena Muller, Lost Chord’s founder and chief executive, urged people to show their pride by backing the trail-blazing Rotherham charity and helping it to put on musical sessions for people with dementia.

Voting is open in stores until the end of June.

Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop. 

Tesco's Bags of Help project has already delivered over £28.5 million to more than 4,000 projects up and down the UK. 

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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