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

Hedzup are bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco Community Grants initiative. Tesco works with community charity Groundwork to run its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £1,500, £1,000 and £500 awarded to local community projects. greenspace scotland is working with Groundwork to provide support to communities in Scotland.

Three groups in every community 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.

Hedzup is one of the groups on the shortlist with our Mental Health Awareness Course.

Iliyas Campbell, Director at Hedzup said ’at a time when youths have been impacted by the 18 months and more of covid restrictions mental health awareness has become a growing concern across all of our communities. Our Mental Health Awareness Course is open to everyone over age 16 with the aim of giving them a better understanding of mental health and making their response to their own concerns more resilient.'

Voting will run from 12 July 2021 to 30 September 2021 at the Tesco stores in Montrose (postcode DD10 8LW) and Brechin (postcode DD9 6AZ). Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out each time they shop.

Tesco’s Community Grants scheme has already provided over £85 million to more than 36,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every three months, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

Tony McElroy, Tesco’s Head of Communications in Scotland, said: “Tesco Community Grants help support local good causes but especially those projects supporting young people, those providing food, and local causes close to our colleagues’ hearts.”

Emma Halliday, Community Enabler Coordinator at greenspace scotland, said: “Tesco Community Grants continues to give local projects the boost they need to help their communities thrive. By funding services which support young people and reduce food poverty, we hope to facilitate positive change from the ground up across the UK. We are pleased to have been able to help so many local good causes over the years and look forward to seeing what community organisations can achieve in the future with the right resources.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities, particularly those helping to provide food and giving children the support they need for a good start in life. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit

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