Plaistow Pre-School selected to win a share of a £12.5 million carrier bag charge fund

Plaistow Pre-School Tesco Grant Plans

Plaistow Pre-School is delighted to be shortlisted for a grant from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.


Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 416 regions across the UK, a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags.

The public will vote in store from 31st October to 13th November on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards. In total, there is over £12.5 million up for grabs.

Voting will be open in the Horsham Extra, Horsham Silver Wok, Horsham Esso petrol station and Billingshurst Express stores.

Our ethos is learning through play and with the funding, we aim to improve the outside play area to provide a more stimulating environment. The main centre point of the improvements will be a play boat, which will challenge the children’s skills and give them a platform for outdoor role play.

We are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year and being part of the Tesco Bags of Help initiative is a fantastic reward – we can’t wait to see the new pirate ship and hopefully other outside play activities from the funding!