What is the vote for?
The MGGS Development Trust is bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco Community Grants initiative. Tesco works with community charity Groundwork to run its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £1,500, £1,000 and £500 awarded to local community projects.
Three projects in every community 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. The MGGS GRIT Project is one of those on the shortlist!
What is The MGGS GRIT Project?
Buried beneath Maidstone Grammar School for Girls lie a set of World War II tunnels. First-hand accounts tell of lessons learned underground; drawings on the walls illustrate that nothing could prevent the girls from receiving their education, not even air raids or bombs.
Now, MGGS is developing the tunnels into an immersive, educational visitor experience where stories of yesteryear’s adversity will be explored alongside today’s tales of the Covid 19 pandemic, celebrating what both generations have in common: Growth, Resilience, Integrity and Togetherness – to put it simply, GRIT.
How can we vote?
Voting is open in all Tesco stores in October, November and December and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out each time they shop.
Tesco’s Community Grants scheme has already provided over £90 million to more than 40,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every three months, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.