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COMMUNITY projects are being offered a chance to get up to £4,000.

Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative is opening applications up to groups in Whiteley.

All of the cash has been raised from the 5p bag levy.

Three groups in the area will be awarded grants every other month

The shop has teamed up with Groundwork to offer the cash.

Lindsey Crompton, head of community at Tesco, said: ‘The money raised from our customers buying bags is making a big difference to local communities across the country.

‘Thanks to Bags of Help, millions has been invested so far on local projects like parks, sports facilities, school playgrounds and community gardens.’