Shoppers in bid to bag Reading Room funding

Help with refurbishment of the Reading Room is a step closer after a successful bid by Burgh to the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme.The project, along with the other two successful projects in the region will now go forward to a customer vote in Tesco stores during January and February 2019.

A decision will be made at the end of March confirming the amount of funding offered. The project with the highest number of votes will receive £4,000 (or the amount that was requested up to this value), the second placed project £2,000, and the third £1,000.

The Reading Room hopes to refurbish the current building and outdoor space, and improve access and facilities for elderly and disabled users.

A vote in Tesco stores will ask customers to decide the outcome by voting for their favourite project each time they shop. Voting will take place from Tuesday 1 January 2019 to Thursday 28 February 2019. The winners will be notified at the end of March 2019 when the amount of funding will be confirmed.

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