TESCO shoppers are being invited to cast their votes to help community projects in Ayr and Prestwick bag up to £25,000 this autumn.

The supermarket is marking its Centenary with two special Bags of Help funding rounds, with a huge £100,000 funding pot in South Scotland. After a successful first round, customer voting will begin for the second raft of shortlisted groups in October.

Bags of Help, run in partnership with Greenspace Scotland, sees funding awarded to thousands of local community projects every year.In South Scotland, customers can cast their votes for shortlisted groups Music in Hospitals and Care Scotland, Penumbra, Trellis Scotland using blue tokens handed out at checkouts. Grants of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000 are up for grabs.

The funding will reach more than 30 regions during each round, with an incr edible £3,300,000 up for grabs in total.

Find out more about Bags of Help, visit www.tesco. com/ bagsofhelp