NORTHWICH Business Improvement District (BID) has bagged £1,000 from Tesco’s community grant scheme.

Run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, the Bags of Help scheme raises grant money from the sale of carrier bags.

Projects are voted for by shoppers, and Northwich BID’s £1,000 will be put into the Northwich Festival of Arts.

The event, which will run throughout July, aims to showcase the cultural and artistic talent in Northwich, with a range of activities lined up to attract visitors into town.

Northwich BID manager Jane Hough said: “The festival will celebrate Northwich’s creativity, diversity and uniqueness and I’m sure people will love the acts and attractions that have been booked and organised.

“This includes activities including art, music, dance, poetry and writing, while there will also be an amazing two-day River Festival organised by the Northwich Rotary Club, a brilliant exhibition at the Memorial Court run by Northwich Art Shop and the ever-popular Northwich Art Trail which is once again being delivered by Visual Arts Cheshire.”

A programme of events for the Festival of Arts is currently being finalised.