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carringtonLIME bag £1000 Tesco Grant

Tesco Community Grants is run in partnership with community focused environmental charity Groundwork, who has awarded grants to thousands of local community projects every year.

Tesco’s Community Grants scheme – previously Tesco Bags of Help - has already provided over £90 million to more than 40,000 projects across Britain.

CarringtonLIME run a range of Traditional Building Skills courses such as Lime Plastering and Pointing from their training site in Mitchledean. The Tesco Grant will allow them to offer subsidised places on their courses to those on low incomes, students or Sole Traders within the construction industry.

“There is a national shortage of tradespeople will the appropriate skills to work on period properties. As such the traditional vernacular of The Forest of Dean is being lost. We hope that by attending one of our courses, tradespeople will be able to up skill and work confidently on period homes, whilst those just starting out in construction will be inspired to go into the Heritage Industry.” Ben Kerslake, tutor at CarringtonLIME.

Students that have attended courses have gone onto work successfully in the Heritage Sector.

“I’ve attended both pointing and plastering training, the setup is great and provides with practical information and hands on experience. The hands on experience is brilliant, it gives you confidence and peace of mind to go and take the work on by yourself” 2021 Student.

Claire de Silva, Tesco’s Head of Community, said: “Tesco Community Grants help support local good causes but especially those projects supporting young people, those providing food, and local causes close to our colleagues’ hearts.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Tesco Community Grants continues to give local projects the boost they need to help their communities thrive. We are pleased to have been able to help so many local good causes over the years and look forward to seeing what community organisations can achieve in the future with the right resources.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. To find out more visit

To find out more about the courses available visit or contact Kate on


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