THREE good causes in North Wiltshire are to receive a share of £20,000 as part of supermarket Tesco's Bags of Help initiative.

But the amount received by Langley Burrell Village Hall, Devizes School and the Bristol Avon Rivers Trust will depend on a customer vote.

Tesco customers will be able to vote in store from February 27 to March 6 using tokens given to them at the check-out.

Voting will determine the amount of money received by the groups, either £12,000, £10,000 or £8,000.

The supermarket has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative using money raised from the 5p bag levy.

Caroline Silke, head of community at Tesco, said: “The money raised by customers through the carrier bag levy will go directly to the local community through our Bags of Help initiative.

"We’re really looking forward to seeing how our customers will vote in North Wiltshire and these three great local projects coming to life.”

The bag charge was introduced in England on October 5 with Tesco giving away £11.5million from their carrier bag charge fund nationwide.

Groundwork’s national chief executive, Graham Duxbury said: “Bags of Help is a fantastic initiative which will make a real difference to the communities it helps.

“The number of nominations and applications for grants has been incredible.

"The final three were chosen by panels of experts who live and work in each of the Tesco stores and regions.

"This initiative really is putting back into the local environment, helping the community at a grass-roots level.”

Nominations and applications for next year’s scheme will open in April and as well as applying directly, groups can also be nominated by people living in their local communities.