PYP bags £1,500 from Tesco’s Community Grant Scheme!

Portsmouth Youth Project are very excited to announce that they won first place in the January- March 2022 voting for the Tesco blue token scheme!

Enable Ability’s ‘Portsmouth Youth Project’ will receive £1,500 which will go towards inclusive activities for the young people who use the service.

Portsmouth Youth Project is run for young people aged between 18-25 years, living in Portsmouth with a mild to moderate learning or physical disability, or special educational need. The Project aims to provide young people with the opportunity to engage in a variety of planned recreational, social and leisure activities as part of a group setting. This enables young people to interact and socialise with other peers on a regular basis. Activities are designed to improve pivotal life skills for all young people; including building their confidence & self-esteem, independence, communications and multi-tasking skills.

Activities for the Project include social clubs, going out for meals, going to the cinema, ten pin bowling, art and crafts activities, baking/cooking, sports and general socialising.

Partnerships and Events Officer, Hollie, says: “Grants like this will enable us to take the young people out into the community so they can enjoy social and stimulating activities, just the same as everyone else. They will be supported by experienced staff who know the young people well. Our activities not only support the young people with social, physical and mental needs, but they also support their families- as they benefit from much needed respite care.”

Claire de Silva, Tesco’s Head of Community, said: “Tesco Community Grants help support local good causes like Enable Ability and especially those projects supporting young people, those providing food, and local causes close to our colleagues’ hearts.”

Tesco Community Grants is run in partnership with community focused charity Groundwork, who has awarded grants to thousands of local community projects every year.

Tesco’s Community Grants scheme – previously Tesco Bags of Help – has already provided over £90 million to more than 40,000 projects across Britain.

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Tesco Community Grants continues to give local projects the boost they need to help their communities thrive. We are pleased to have been able to help so many local good causes over the years and look forward to seeing what community organisations can achieve in the future with the right resources.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. To find out more visit

For more information on Portsmouth Youth Project, or any other Enable Ability service, please contact the office on: 02392 671846/

Partnerships and Events Officer, Hollie Sherred, collecting the £1,500 cheque from the Tesco staff at Fratton Extra

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