Woodland Ways in Bury St Edmunds set for cash boost from Tesco initiative

Nick Sibbett, chairman of Woodland Ways. Picture: TUDOR MORGAN-OWEN

Nick Sibbett, chairman of Woodland Ways. Picture: TUDOR MORGAN-OWEN - Credit: Archant

A Bury St Edmunds charity is set to receive for a cash boost from a Tesco funding initiative.

Woodland Ways, which manages community woodlands in the Moreton Hall area, has been shortlisted for a cash award from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco works in partnership with Groundwork UK to provide grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000, raised from carrier bag sales in stores.

Nick Sibbett, chairman of Woodland Ways, said: “The more people that vote for us, the better our community woodlands will be managed.

“In particular, we desperately need to save many young trees from being overwhelmed by brambles, and each vote for us means we can improve our chances of the top grant to be able to do this.”

Alec Brown, head of community at Tesco, said: “We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for March and April. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Groundwork’s chief executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “We’ve been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between.

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“We’re looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project 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.

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