Middle Rasen Charity Gala is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £ 4,000, up to £ 2,000 and £ 1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects. Three groups in every Tesco region 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.

Middle Rasen Charity Gala is one of the groups on the shortlist.

A fun day out for all the family with something for everyone! Take an adventurous climb up the climbing wall, suitable for all ages, or try your hand at archery under the careful supervision of Grimsby Archery Club. Games for all age groups, browse the retail stalls, enjoy a wood turning demonstration, races for children. For mechanically minded people, take in the oil engines and the classic cars. For dog lovers a Fun Dog Show with a variety of classes for your dog to enter. Indulge yourself with delicious homemade cakes at morning coffee or tea in the afternoon, enjoy BBC sausages or burgers at lunch time. The gala is on Saturday 22nd September from 11am to 4pm at Middle Rasen Village Hall and Playing Field. Resources bought through funding from Tesco Bags of Help will be available for use by all the groups in the village.

Voting is open in Market Rase- ~esco store throughout March and April. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop. Tesco's Bags of Help project has already delivered over £ 40 million to 9,700 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco's regions will be awarded funding.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said: "We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for March and April. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can't wait to see these come to iife in hundreds of communities."

Groundwork's National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: "We've been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between. We're looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life,"

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp .

Middle Rasen Charity Gala Committee