CWTCH (Pembrokeshire) is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

CWTCH (Pembrokeshire) is a local charity that has been running for six years and supports adults aged 18-45 with chronic health conditions. The group has set up a project that will provide social and therapeutic events for its members, providing a much-needed lifeline.

“Grants like these will enable CWTCH to continue the support given to its growing list of members,” said CWTCH president and trustee Barry John.

“They rely upon the generosity of other people who are understanding of our work. For this, we are always grateful”.

Voting is open in Haverfordwest and Goodwick Tesco stores from Sunday, July 1, to August 31, 2018. Customers can cast their vote using a blue token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

It is not necessary to buy a bag in order to get a token, if you are not given one at the till remember to ask the cashier for one.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £52 million to more than 16,000 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:

“Bags of Help has been a fantastic success. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life.”

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