A community group working with preschool children with special needs has been shortlisted to receive a grant of up to £1,500.

Taunton Opportunity Group (TOG) could receive a portion of Tesco's Stronger Starts fund.

This latest £5 million grant programme, run with Groundwork UK, aims to help schools and children's groups to provide nutritious food and healthy activities that support young people's physical health and mental wellbeing.

This includes breakfast clubs, snacks, and sports equipment for after-school clubs.

The fund, previously known as Tesco Community Grants, has provided over £133 and supported more than 65,000 projects across the UK.

TOG is a specialist provision for preschool-aged children with different special educational needs in Taunton Deane and nearby areas.

Set up in 1972 by volunteers, it is now a registered charity in the Wooden Spoon House.

TOG provides morning and lunch club sessions, runs a weekly baby group, and has a Multi-Sensory Unit.

It also provides support for parents and carers of children with special needs.

TOG plans to use the grant money to fund its snack-time and allotment provision project, which will provide healthy snacks and create a dedicated area for children to learn about growing food.

For children with more complex needs, the sensory experience of gardening, such as smells and textures, can help them better understand their environment.

Holly Burchett, chair of trustees, said: "The health and wellbeing of our children is of paramount importance, and we are extremely grateful to have this opportunity to fund a greater range of nutritional snack options and a space for our children to explore the food growing process."

For three months, from July to September, Tesco customers in Taunton can vote for which group they think should get the top grant.

Votes are placed using a blue token given at the checkout each time they shop.