Aspire Academy Trust
Posted on: 04/01/2022

Bugle bids for share of Tesco Community Grant

Bugle School & Nursery is 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.

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. Bugle School & Nursery is one of the groups on the shortlist.

You can cast your vote in the following store:

  • St Austell PL25 3HR Superstore
  • Pentewan Rd St Austell PL25 5BU Express
  • St Austell Tregonissey PL25 4DL Express

The project entitled Learning and Loving Nature will involve designing and creating a nature and vegetable area for the school’s pupils and their families to learn about habitats, eco-systems and how food can be grown sustainably.

Chantelle Penhall, EYFS Lead at Bugle School & Nursery comments, “We are delighted to be selected for Tesco Community Grants Scheme and are excited that our project will be put forward to a customer vote in stores.

The community garden will provide a space where everyone can enjoy tending to the soil, nurture a love of nature and develop an understanding of the living world.

“Please tell your all your friends, family and neighbours to vote for us to make this come to life for our children.”

Voting is open in all Tesco stores in January, February and March 2022 and 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 £90 million to more than 40,000 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.

Claire De Silva, Head of Community at Tesco, 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.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, 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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So far Tesco Community Grants has awarded more than £90 million to over 40,000 community projects. For more information please visit:

Written by Aspire
Written by Aspire