GreenSeas Trust’s #BinForGreenSeas Project is Chosen for Tesco’s Bags of Help Grant Scheme

We are delighted that our #BinForGreenSeas project has been chosen for Tesco’s Bags of Help Grant Scheme, a programme allowing shoppers to vote for local projects. The top three projects are awarded grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from the sale of plastic bags, which would be a great boost for our work.

Our project will be featured in nine Tesco stores during November and December, where shoppers will be able to vote for us using their tokens. As Tesco themselves say, every little helps, so if you can, please do pop into store and vote!

The Tesco stores where you will be able to find us are:

How can you support us?

  • Buy something in one of the nine Tesco stores where our project is featured.
  • You will be given a token for each transaction.
  • Use your tokens to vote for your chosen project. (#BinForGreenSeas!)

Whilst the grant scheme raises money from plastic bag sales, you don’t actually need to buy a plastic bag to take part in the vote; you just need to buy something in store. So we would, of course, still encourage all our voters and supporters to take a reusable bag to the supermarket!  

How would the money help us?

The Bags of Help scheme will feature our #BinForGreenSeas project, which aims to tackle ocean pollution by reducing littering. Rubbish from beaches and coastal areas ends up in the sea, so we have designed an eye-catching bin that will act as a visual trigger to encourage people to think about their actions and dispose of their waste responsibly.

The project’s really taking shape and lots of local authorities are coming on board – but the bins aren’t cheap to produce. A Bags of Help grant would be just the helping hand we need to keep pushing forward with our project.

Thank you very much to Tesco for selecting us to be part of the Bags of Help scheme, and we hope you can support us! We look forward to keeping you updated on our progress.