New Funding grant awarded from Tesco’s Bags of Help
The Music Project is delighted to announce it has been awarded £4000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme, managed by the charity Groundwork, who specialise in transforming communities and the local environment for the better. The award of this grant will allow us to develop an intergenerational music project in Harlesden, London.
Voting ran in stores throughout June and July 2018, with customers choosing which local project they would like to receive the grant award by using a token given to them at the checkout.
Tesco customers got the chance to vote for three different organisations each time they went shopping, and every other month, when votes were collected, three organisations in each of Tesco’s regions are awarded funding.
Votes were cast by Harlesden Residents (London NW10) at the local Harlesden Tesco and The Music Project won against two very strong competitor organisations.
Emily Compston, Trustee of The Music Project, said: “Thanks to the amazing generosity of the local Tesco shoppers. We are delighted that we will be able to continue our work with the young and older members of Harlesden community. We are excited to be delivering new intergenerational projects this year, which we hope will inspire, educate and entertain, as well as providing opportunities for schools to connect with local care homes. Thanks everyone for voting for us!"
If you’re local to Harlesden and would like to share your thoughts on the project, or if you’d like to engage in a similar project, please get in touch.