Glasgow Gaels have bagged some grant money from Tesco’s Bags of Help funding scheme.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help funding initiative, which sees grants money – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local outdoor community projects every month.

Greenspace Scotland works with Groundwork to provide support to communities in Scotland.

Millions of shoppers voted in stores up and down the country.

And Glasgow Gaels were third place and have been awarded £1,000. Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.

In their project, “Community Outreach and Lifelong Participation Through Gaelic Football” the Gaels have committed to rejuvenating their ‘green space’ Peterson Park.

The Gaels train and host matches on the Park’s surfaces and in turn are working as a club to maintain a high standard at the facility.

On May 20th, 2017, members of the club rolled up their sleeves and got to work on some of the rubbish that had collected in the park over time.

Club PRO Jennifer Treacy said: “It’s great to give back to the community by helping clean up Peterson Park.We take pride in our little bit of green space in Glasgow and hope to widen our community projects over time.”

Tony McElroy, Tesco’s Head of Communications in Scotland, said: “Bags of Help has been a fantastic success.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the response of our customers and it’s been great to give people a say on how the money will be spent in their community."

Funding is available to groups seeking to use and develop outdoor spaces in ways that will benefit their local community.

Visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.