Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag charge is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK. Projects that bring benefit to their community will get the green light – these range from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces to buying new equipment, training coaches or volunteers and hosting community events.
Administration of the local funding is being managed by the community charity with a green heart, Groundwork, which specialises in transforming communities and the local environment for the better.
Tesco customers are creating better, greener, healthier and stronger communities through the carrier bag change.
Groundwork is passionate about creating a future where everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and where everyone can reach their potential.
Find out how the Bags of Help programme is changing places and lives in communities
Tesco replaces single use carrier bags with new ‘Bag for Life’
07 August 2017
‘Bag for Life’ will fund community projects across the UK
Growing healthy minds through Tesco Bags of Help
29 November 2016
'The children benefit, the community can benefit and the environment benefits too.'
Tesco’s £24 million bag charge fund made available to thousands more community groups
28 November 2016
7,000 projects to receive funding every year
Over 1.5 billion carrier bags saved by Tesco customers
04 October 2016
With the profits helping local community projects
Her Majesty The Queen and The Archbishop of Canterbury visit Bags of Help projects
14 July 2016
Roll out the green carpet!
Opportunity to tender for evaluation
Tesco's Bags of Help scheme