Charities and community groups in Oxfordshire are being invited to apply for thousands of pounds' worth of funding through the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

The scheme uses the money raised from the sale of reusable Bags for Life in Tesco stores to fund local projects.

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The scheme is running in partnership with the community charity Groundwork.

Applications for funding are now open and anyone can nominate groups and charities for 2020.

Three groups will be awarded grant amounts of £20,000, £1,000 or £500 every three months.

Customers decide where the money goes, casting their votes for shortlisted charities using blue tokens handed out in stores.

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Keith Jackson, Bags of Help manager at Tesco, said: "From projects to improve community spaces to groups looking for support with community events, purchasing new equipment and funding coaches, we encourage you to nominate, apply and get involved in this fantastic scheme."

He added: "Bags of Help has provided more than £80million of funding to more than 27,000 community projects to date, and there is so much more we want to help groups to achieve."