Tesco Bags of Help to fund more local projects

News story posted: 10/03/2017

Tesco's Bags of Help fund programme has made immediate improvements so it can fund more local projects, following feedback from applicants, customers, and Tesco colleagues.


These changes to the programme are:


  • Apply anytime for projects that bring benefits to the community
  • Projects can be outdoor or indoor improvements, activities and equipment purchases
  • Apply for capital and revenue funding between £1000 and £4000
  • Simpler online application process
  • Community groups, schools, charities, local authorities and not for profits can all apply
  • You can apply again for a different project at any time


Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where money raised from the 5p bag charge is used to fund local projects in communities across the UK. The scheme administered by Groundwork, which is working with greenspace scotland to support applicants and successful projects in Scotland.


To make the programme more local, the number of projects funded every two months has been increased. Projects that improve or encourage the use of outdoor spaces such as allotments and community gardens will still be funded but now the grants also fund buying items such as sports kits, camping equipment, spades, litter pickers or specialised medical equipment and improvements to community buildings.


Following a public vote in Tesco stores every two months, three projects in each of the local Tesco store areas will receive a grant with first place receiving up to £4000, second place up to £2000 and third place £1000.


For information on how to apply please visit http://bit.ly/bagsofhelp4


If you’ve got a question or need help to apply please go to http://bit.ly/scotbagsofhelp


More Information

Groundwork website - Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme

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