STOURBRIDGE MP Suzanne Webb has written to primary schools asking them to consider applying for a Tesco community grant to fund projects at their school using the retailer’s blue token scheme.

The Conservative MP sent off the letter after a meeting with Tesco in Westminster last week in which supermarket bosses talked about some of the projects the company has funded for schools via its charity, Groundwork.

Schools that apply get their good cause put on Tesco’s blue token voting point, including one at Stourbridge’s Crown Centre Tesco.

Customers get the final say over which local charity or school to support by voting with their tokens. Projects can receive up to £1,500, £1,000 or £500.

Schools can apply for a grant at:

Suzanne said: “I have written to all my 20 primary schools asking them to consider this straightforward way to help fund a project using this scheme.

“Successful school projects to date have included breakfast clubs, developing spaces like libraries, outdoor activities, cooking classes or equipment purchases.

“I do hope the schools will consider putting themselves forward.”

In the West Midlands 3,670 grants have been awarded, totaling more than £7 million.