Film-lovers of Edinburgh, we need your help!
We've been running a project called Senior Selections for 2 years, and it has been selected for a customer vote at Tesco stores across Edinburgh. Winning this vote would earn the project massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch this community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects. Greenspace Scotland is also working with Groundwork to provide support to communities in Scotland.
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.
Filmhouse is one of the groups on the shortlist.
What is Senior Selections?
Senior Selections invites audiences aged 60 and over to enjoy classic and contemporary cinema and share their thoughts afterward with a cuppa. The films are selected by a team of Senior Selections volunteers, who are on hand to welcome customers and have a chat. This project has given Edinburgh residents a regular, affordable and sociable occasion to enjoy new films and old favourites and make new friends with their fellow audience members.
"We’re very grateful to Tesco for shortlisting us, and hope film fans across Edinburgh think of us when they shop!"
Juliet Tweedie, Filmhouse Head of Development
Where can I vote for Senior Selections?
Voting is open from Friday 1 March until the end of April 2019 in the Tesco stores below. Customers can cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.
EARL GREY STREET EH3 9BN
PRINCES STREET EH2 4BL
BROUGHTON ROAD EH7 4EW
DUNDAS STREET EH3 6JN
DUDDINGSTON EH8 7NG
FOUNTAIN BRIDGE EH3 9QG
HOLYROOD EH8 8AU
NICOLSON STREET EH8 9EW
SOUTH BRIDGE EH1 1LS
LEITH WALK EH7 5HW
PICARDY PLACE EH1 3JT
Tesco Bags of Help Initiative
Bags of Help project has already delivered over £63 million to more than 20,000 projects across Britain. 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.
Tony McElroy, Tesco’s Head of Communications in Scotland, said: “Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”
Emma Halliday, Community Enabler Coordinator at Greenspace Scotland, said: “Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”
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 www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp