Tesco Community Grants – previously Tesco Bags of Help - is run in partnership with community-focused, environmental charity Groundwork, and awards grants to thousands of local community projects every year. The initiative has already provided over £90 million to more than 40,000 projects across Britain.
Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Active Ambassador Programme is designed to develop leaders of the future across its 12 campuses, promoting the importance of health and well-being.
Learners enrolling on the programme will not need to be elite athletes, the programme is aimed at enthusiastic and motivated Grŵp Llandrillo Menai learners who want to make a difference in their college and local community. Grŵp Llandrillo Menai is an umbrella organisation overseeing the operation of its three member colleges in North Wales: Coleg Llandrillo, Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor and Coleg Menai.
As part of the programme the learner will be the youth voice for physical activity within their college and community and promote the positive values of activity, well-being and a healthy lifestyle.
The money received from Tesco Community Grants has enabled the Active Ambassadors to support many learners during lockdown to keep learning and to stay positive and engaged through different online activities.
Platinum Active Ambassador Kristina Aguilar said: “Receiving this funding has allowed us to stay connected during what has been a difficult time, whilst being able to share happiness and kindness with ‘Happy Boxes’ giveaways and online training and events.”
Claire de Silva, Tesco’s head of community, said: “Tesco Community Grants help support local good causes but especially those projects supporting young people, those providing food, and local causes close to our colleagues’ hearts.”
Groundwork’s national chief executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Tesco Community Grants continue to give local projects the boost they need to help their communities thrive. We are pleased to have been able to help so many local good causes over the years and look forward to seeing what community organisations can achieve in the future with the right resources.”