RSPB Bempton Cliffs on the Yorkshire coast has bagged £4,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.

Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year.

The project at Bempton Cliffs is the creation of a “Discovery Shelter” - a space full of educational activities “to help children and their families to discover the wild world they live in”.

Alec Brown, Tesco’s head of community, said: “Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community.”

Sarah Aitken, visitor experience manager at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, said: “This is a real windfall for us that will make a big difference to how we tell the story of the seabirds and wildlife that make their home on the cliffs.

“It’s truly heartening that so many people care enough about wildlife and the importance of connecting children to their natural environment that they voted for us.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to the shoppers in Tesco’s Bridlington store who supported our cause. As a charity, to quote a phrase, every little helps – but this amount of money will make a massive difference to our work.”