News: Tesco Community Grants re-opens for applications

Community groups across the UK are being invited to apply for funding for local projects that matter to them.

The Tesco Community Grant scheme will award grants to charities and community organisations to fund local good causes whose focus is on supporting children and families.

Funding pots of £500, £1000 and £1500 will be available for projects and Tesco customers will be able to choose which project receives the most funding by voting in store every time they shop. Eligible projects include breakfast or holiday lunch clubs, food banks, youth clubs or schools.

Originally launched in 2016 as Bags of Help the scheme has supported over 36,000 community groups with more than £86million in grants since 2016, including 2,000 sports teams and 1,400 groups supporting vulnerable older people.

The programme is available across the UK and is administered by community charity, Groundwork with support from greenspace scotland to support projects in Scotland.   

Graham Duxbury, Groundwork’s UK Chief Executive, said:

“We know how difficult the last year has been for many community groups, who have seen demand for their services increase but funding and volunteer numbers decrease.  We’re delighted to be working with Tesco to provide these much needed funds, which will help to support local communities as we recover from the pandemic.”

To find out more or to apply, please visit the apply for a grant page.