Construction Youth Trust Calls for Votes to Bag Tesco Carriers Fund

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Construction Youth Trust Calls for Votes to Bag Tesco Carriers Fund

Construction Youth Trust is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

The supermarket has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative, which see grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 - all raised from the 5p bag levy - being awarded to environmental and greenspace projects.

Three groups in each of Tesco's 416 regions have been shortlisted to receive the cash award.

And this month shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Construction Youth Trust is one of the groups on the shortlist.

Construction Youth Trust works with young people aged 14 to 30 to help them overcome barriers and access employment opportunities in the construction industry. The Trust works with young people from challenging backgrounds including young offenders, care leavers, the long-term unemployed and also those who are just unaware of the opportunities available to them within construction industry.  They offer young people the chance to find out more about careers in construction by giving them experience, the opportunity to meet employers in the industry and take part in informative and practical courses.  

Voting is open in stores from 26 September to 9 October. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

This is the second round of the initiative: the first round saw approximately eight million shoppers vote in stores up and down the country earlier this year.

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