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Groundwork to work with Tesco to deliver huge funding boost in local communities

Posted on 06 February 2019

Groundwork is working with Tesco to help mark the supermarkets 100th birthday to offer communities in the UK the chance to bag their share of  new funding. 

As part of the supermarket’s anniversary celebrations, community organisations from across are being invited to apply for their share of the cash.

In England, Wales and Scotland, the Bags of Help Centenary Grant is available, and in Northern Ireland, the Tesco Centenary Fund is open for applications.

Throughout July and August the first of two special funding rounds will concentrate on groups delivering health and wellbeing benefits, with a particular focus on groups tackling cancer, heart disease and diabetes, in line with the supermarket’s National Health Partnership.

Bags of Help Centenary Grants (England, Scotland and Wales)

Applications are open to all community projects bringing benefits across a region, with Tesco colleagues involved in shortlisting three applications in each area. Customers are then invited to vote for which group they’d like to receive grants of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000, casting their votes using blue tokens handed out at checkout points.

Tesco Centenary Fund (Northern Ireland)

The Tesco Centenary Fund is now open for applications from not for profit organisations in Northern Ireland.

Three community projects will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout Northern Ireland, in July/August and November/December 2019. Following the vote, the project that receives the most votes will  receive a grant of up to £50,000, the second place project receives up to £30,000 and  third place project gets up to £20,000.

Another voting round for both schemes will launch in November, with even more projects sharing in the cash over the course of the year.

Find out more about Tesco Community Grants and apply!