KIDS is 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 £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being 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.

KIDS is one of the groups on the shortlist.

How your vote will help?

KIDS Hackney Playground is a space specifically designed for disabled children and their siblings, housed in a secure site at the bottom of Springfield Park, Clapton.  It provides a unique opportunity for local disabled children to play in an inclusive green space, challenge themselves, discover new interests, meet other local children and have fun independently of their parents.

£1000 will fund 2 weeks of the play scheme during the school holidays

£2000 will fund 4 weeks of the play scheme during the school holidays

£5000 will fund 4 weeks of the play scheme during the school holidays

Where can I vote?

The stores that we are taking part are located in East London. You can vote in the following stores throughout March and April:

HACKNEY METRO E9 6QU

HACKNEY MORNING LANE E9 6ND

LEYTON EXPRESS E17 9DZ

LEYTONSTONE E11 1HT

LEYTON E10 7AA

SOUTH TOTTENHAM N15 4AJ

LEA VALLEY EXTRA N18 3HF

WALTHAMSTOW EXPRESS E17 9AA

WOODFORD GREEN IG8 8GE

STOKE NEWINGTON EXP N16 8DR

TOWER MEWS WMSTOW EXP E17 7LP

WOODFORD GREEN EXP IG8 9ED

WANSTEAD EXP E11 2AA

WALTHAMSTOW FORES EXP E17 6JR

LEYTON HI RD EXP E10 5NA

HACKNEY DALSTN LN EXP E8 1LA

LDN LEA BRIDGE RD EXP E10 7EA

LOWER CLAPTON RD EXP E5 0QJ

HI RD LEYTONSTONE EXP E11 4PB

WALTHMSTW ST JAMS EXP E17 7PF

TOTTENHAM HAL VIL EXP N17 9NE

KENILWORTH AVE EXP E17 4NE

HACKNEY UPR CLPTN EXP E5 9BU

EDMONTON EXP N18 2XF

WALTHMSTW WD STRT EXP E17 3HT

 

How do I vote?

Go into one of the listed stores and using a token given to you at the checkout, you can cast your vote putting the token into the KIDS tin. You can cast your vote with each shop you do and there is no minimum spend for you to do this.

Share with all your friends and family and let us know once you have cast your vote by tweeting @KIDScharity with the hashtag #Bagsofhelp.