Twenty four charities benefitted from the first Community Cashback campaign held last October when shoppers and staff of SPAR stores placed nearly 7,000 votes for their most deserving local causes.
This spring, 108 SPAR stores will take nominations for 24 winning local groups and charities. These nominations will have a chance to win one of the four monetary prizes ranging from £750 to £2,000. SPAR Scotland is donating the £30,000.
Colin McLean, CEO of SPAR Scotland, said: “We received such a great response to our first-ever Community Cashback campaign that we felt obliged to do it again to support small local groups who have been affected by the pandemic. We must continue to give back to the local communities and customers who support our stores.”
“We set up the Community Cashback campaign to recognise the vital work many local community groups and charities do around Scotland. These small organisations have suffered financially due to the pandemic. We hope our donation will help the winners benefit in some small way.”
The SPAR Community Cashback campaign is open to all Scottish community groups and charities.
The campaign starts on 1 March 2021, while the closing date for nominations is 28 March 2021. Voting for the shortlist runs from 12 April-9 May 2021. Prizes will then be distributed at the end of May 2021.
About SPAR UK
The UK became a member of SPAR in 1956 when SPAR International granted the SPAR licence to a group of independent wholesalers. There are now five regional partners in the UK. A central office in London provides national marketing and buying services for the group.
SPAR has led the highly competitive convenience market in the UK for many years. Always innovative, the five regional partners have continued to grow the brand. SPAR UK comprises independently-owned licensed retailers and company-owned stores. These include forecourts, airports, train stations, city centres, and local neighbourhood stores.