24 October 2017 / Club News

Clwb Rygbi Dolgellau (Junior Section) calls out for votes to bag a share of bag fund


Clwb Rygbi Dolgellau Rugby Club  (Junior Section) 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 £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores - 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

Dolgellau Rugby Club (Junior Section)  is one of the groups on the shortlist.

Dolgellau Rugby Club - Junior Section are looking to train more coaches, increase participation and offer a fun and safe environment for youngsters to make friends, exercise and learn how to play and enjoy the game of rugby.

‘It’s a brilliant opportunity for the local community to show their support for Dolgellau Rugby Club’s Junior Section and what we offer to local children and young people.  We run teams from u6 through to u12 at mixed level, boys teams for u14 and U16s, and girls teams for u13, u15 and u18.  Please vote for us in the run-up to Christmas’

Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout November and December. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop. 

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £36 million to nearly 8,000 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:

 “We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for November and December. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: 

 “We’ve been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between.

“We’re looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project 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



  • The Bags of Help initiative is supported by money raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores. 
  • So far Bags of Help has awarded £36 million to  nearly 8,000 community projects. 
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