Every little helps 150 groups in Moray

Chris McCann leading a coasteering group on behalf of Outfit Moray
Chris McCann leading a coasteering group on behalf of Outfit Moray

A landmark 150 community groups in Moray have received Bags of Help funding for their projects, including an outdoor charity.

Tesco has worked in partnership with charity Groundwork and Greenspace Scotland to deliver more than £400,000 in grants across the region since the scheme launched in 2015.

Customers in local stores get to vote for their favourite project from a selection every month and Outfit Moray was one of the latest recipients.

The outdoor learning and adventure charity based in Lossiemouth received a £4,000 grant which they will spend delivering its school holiday adventure programme for young people across the region.

Karen Cox, of Outfit Moray, said: “From kayaking to gorge swimming, we offer our young people the chance to build their self-confidence and self-esteem, using the stunning landscapes around us as their classroom, where they can learn fresh skills and enjoy new experiences.

“Our Bags of Help funding will help support the delivery of our summer programme this year, ensuring we reach and support even more of our young people.”

Tony McElroy, head of communications for Tesco in Scotland, added:  “Bags of Help has been supporting Scottish communities since 2015.

“It really is a fantastic opportunity for local groups to bag the funding they need to deliver for their communities, and we’re delighted to see Outfit Moray and the young people across the area benefiting from it.”

Outfit Moray supports young people in Moray between the ages of eight and 18 with its school holiday adventure programme taking place in July and August.