SETTLE CoE Primary School is calling on Tesco shoppers to help it invest in a new community running track and play facilities at the school.

The school is one of three good causes in the area to be shortlisted to win a grant of up to £5,000 as part of the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

And it will be up to shoppers to chose which of the good causes to support by voting with tokens at Tesco stores throughout June.

The school parent teacher association has already been raising money for the large scale project for some time and is hoping a successful bid to Tesco's community grant scheme will help it achieve its target.

Headteacher, Richard Wright, said: "Our aim is to raise money towards installing high quality, sustainable play equipment and a running track, that can be used by pupils and members of the local community, such as the sports and running groups, scouts, other local schools as well as our own pupils.

"We have a dedicated PTA who have worked relentlessly to raise funds for this large scale project. However, as a small school we need additional help to make this dream a reality."

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

Customers cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online at: