MK Playday calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s community fund

MK Playday calls out for votes to bag a share of Tesco’s community fund

MK Playday committee 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 £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 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.

MK Playday is one of the groups on the shortlist.

MK Playday providing free, fun, accessible activities for all children, young people and their families from across MK in Campbell Park on Wednesday 7 August 2019.

Julie Dawes, MK Playday Chair for 2019 commented, “The organising team are very excited at MK Playday 2019 being shortlisted to receive a grant from the Tesco Community Fund for this brilliant event for Milton Keynes families.  Please vote for us in your local store and help make this the best Playday Campbell Park has ever seen!”

Voting is open in local Tesco stores from Wednesday 1st May 2019 to Sunday 30th June 2019 and 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 provided over £71 million to more than 23,000 projects across Britain. 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.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:

“Bags of Help contributes funds to community projects up and down the country and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers voting in their local stores. We’re looking forward to seeing more projects brought to life.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:

“Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”

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

Local stores where you can cast your votes include – Melrose Avenue Bletchley Express, Egerton Gate Milton Keynes Express, Milton Keynes Kingston Extra, Walnut Tree Express, Oldbrook Express, Milton Keynes Bletchley Extra, North Furzton Milton Keynes Express, Old Farm Park Milton Keynes Express, Tinkers Bridge Milton Keynes Express, Buckingham Road Bletchley Express, Oxley Park Milton Keynes Express, Woburn Sands High Street Express