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The Lioneses bags £2000 from Tesco’s community grant scheme

By Steve Castle

D&B RFC are delighted to announce it has bagged £2000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme for our Lionesses

Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £71 million to over 23,000 local community projects.

Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed that the D&B Lionesses has been awarded £2000

Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.

Here come the girls” - Deal & Betteshanger Rugby Club Lionesses.

A plan was created to bring girls rugby alive in the local community and The D&B Lionesses are testament to this

The club is committed to Girls Rugby in Deal and with increasing numbers the grant will allow us to purchase much needed rugby Kit, Equipment & Mobile Toilet to Support Girls' Rugby

Voting ran in stores throughout January and February with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the checkout.
Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions are awarded funding.

Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community, 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.”
In addition, to mark Tesco’s 100th year, they have announced two special voting rounds, Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants, in summer and winter 2019 with larger grant amounts available over wider geographic regions. Please look online for more information on if they can support your group either through the normal Bags of Help vote or Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants.
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

We thank everyone for voting for our Lionesses


Updated 12:59 - 24 May 2019 by Steve Castle

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