The Old River Irlam Restoration Project and Tesco Bags Of Help

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We are very happy to announce that our Old River Irwell Restoration Project in Irlam has been selected by the Tesco Bags Of Help scheme to be put forwards to the public vote – the public will then determine if we win either £8,000 or £10,000 or £12,000 of funding to help with our project.

This is fabulous news – as we have got through the early stages of the bidding process – and will now receive a minimum of £8,000 to help fund the project…..

Now its all down to a public vote in the following Tesco stores – which is going to be held between the 27th Feb and 6th March 2016 – to determine which level of funding we receive..

HOW GOOD IS THAT !!!  Vote for Salford Friendly !!!


The money we receive will be spent on upgrading the old failing fishing platforms with new larger ones, creating steps down the steep banks to improve public access, to upgrade the disabled fishing pegs behind the boathouse pub, and to create a new public duck feeding platform at the top end of the Old River…..

The amount of work we can do is dependent on how many votes our projects receive in the above stores….. so as soon as the voting period opens – VOTE FOR SALFORD FRIENDLY !!

Here is part of the official Tesco press release

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects 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 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags. 

The public will now vote in store from 27 February until 6 March on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.

And here is a link to the Tesco 5p Bags Of Help Webpages