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Community News & Views | Bagging a share of £300,000

COMMUNITY projects in Bognor Regis are being offered the chance to bag their share of a fund of almost £300,000.


Retailing giant Tesco wants to hand out the cash to community organisations and charities who are working to improve Britain’s coastline.


The money is being made available through a special round of the company’s Bags of Help voting scheme.


Bags of Help, run with Groundwork, sees funding awarded to thousands of community projects each year.


Bognor Regis is one of 42 seaside towns during May and June whose customers at their main Tesco store will be invited to vote for coastal projects to receive up to £4,000.


A total of £7,000 will be available in Bognor Regis as more than 100 project across the country will have the chance to share some £290,000.


Alec Brown, Tesco’s head of community, said: “We are very proud of the impact Bags of Help has had in communities across Britain.


“The types of project supported could include life-saving, swimming safety, beach clean-ups, coastal paths, sailing clubs, clean water and protecting coastal wildlife, and we are very excited to see the range of organisations which apply.”


Tesco’s store employees choose three applications in each area for which customers can vote. Projects to benefit from Bags of Help can be nominated at:

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