Umberslade Nurseries and QAC project shortlisted in Tescos' Bags of Help initiative!

Umberslade Nurseries along with QAC are bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000, up to £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores 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.

Umberslade and QAC are one of the groups on the shortlist.

Image of greenhouses and plants at Umberslade Nurseries

Umberslade and QAC want to run four workshops over 2 days for local children and their families to learn about gardening and growing vegetables, as well as take part in other outdoor learning opportunities, giving children the chance to get their hands dirty and learn from doing, developing a range of practical and social skills.

Our project will deliver interactive workshops covering planting seeds and growing vegetables, forest schools sessions (including den building and crafts), nature trails and home gardening activities for children and their families, with everyone being able to learn something they can utilise at home. Participants will learn about where vegetables come from and how they can be used in cooking (for example homemade soup, super salads etc), promoting healthy eating, and fun ways to enjoy being outside, promoting exercise and well being.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout January and February. 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 £40 million to 9,700 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.