North Nottinghamshire Community First Responders receive community grant

North Nottinghamshire Community First Responders are delighted to announce it has bagged £1,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 8:22 am

The cash will help purchase much-needed lifesaving equipment, keep the Responder Car on the road and provide uniforms for volunteers.

Tesco colleagues have come together virtually up and down the country to vote, and awarded North Nottinghamshire Community First Responders £1,000.

Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.

Dr Ed Robinson volunteering with North Nottinghamshire Community First Responders

North Nottinghamshire Community First Responders is a registered charity providing trained volunteers to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust at incidents across the north of the county.

Claire de Silva, Tesco’s head of community, said: “Bags of Help contributes funds to community projects up and down the country and whilst our customers have not been able to vote in this round, we’ve been delighted by the number of colleagues who have come together to choose projects in their local areas. In what has been an extremely tough year, we’re looking forward to seeing these projects providing support for their communities brought to life.”

Groundwork’s National chief executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Tesco community grants continue to enable local communities across England 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.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.