Vision 4 Growth entered the national competition against thousands of other organisations. They were shortlisted and went to a panel of judges from Groundwork UK and Tesco. From this shortlist, Vision 4 Growth were then accepted to take part in a ballot scheme operating in local Tesco stores. Customers on purchasing their shopping were given a charity coin to put into a box for three individual projects in their area. All organisations provided a short brief on their proposed project.
The result determined the amount of funding to be allocated from £8,000 to £12,000.