After a brief pause the Tesco Bags of Help Programme has been relaunched as the Tesco Community Grants programme.
Tesco offers this grants programme to make a positive difference in the communities where it operates: where Tesco communities thrive so do Tesco businesses and colleagues.
This year, the funding is intended for local good causes that focus on supporting children and families.
Equipment or non-statutory services for nurseries or schools eg forest schools, library books
Equipment for Brownie, Guide or Scout Groups eg camping equipment, badges
Counselling and support services
Activities to support mental health
Activities or equipment to reduce social isolation
Equipment/kit for sports teams
Services or equipment to support health issues such as cancer or dementia
Equipment for village/community halls
The funding is for projects that are ready to be delivered, but it will not cover retrospective costs (already committed or spent such as design fees, planning permissions costs or community consultation).
The grants are decided by popular vote. Three projects in 575 local communities are voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, with projects changing every three months.
Groups have an opportunity to receive a grant of £1,500, £1,000 or £500 depending on the number of votes their project receives.
There are no deadlines. This is a rolling programme and applications can be made at any time during the year.