Tesco has teamed up with greenspace scotland to launch its Bags of Help initiative across Scotland. The scheme will see three community groups and projects awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. The Heugh Community Garden Project is one of them!
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags.
The public will now vote in store from 27 February until 6 March on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards. Please look out for posters in the Musselburgh, Haddington and North Berwick branches of Tesco. All votes very much appreciated!
More about The Heugh Community Garden Project
The Heugh Community Garden Project aims to develop an old gasworks site in Tranent that has lain unused since 1978 into a Community Growing Garden resource for the local community. We have volunteers coming along every week to help clear the site and remove all the rubbish. The garden will provide a wide range of training, volunteering opportunities and recreational pursuits for local people. Within a short time, the garden will become an attractive place where people can learn about organic growing.
We aim to provide somewhere lacking in this area where people can learn about horticulture and, for some, use the garden for therapy and rehabilitation or to improve employment prospects. To the wider community we can offer a natural communal space for events, garden/environmental training workshops, arts and crafts and seasonal cooking and healthy eating.
New volunteers are always welcome and given training and support.