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The Tesco Bags of Help programme

Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community grant scheme where the money raised from the sale of carrier bags is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.

Launched in 2015, Bags of Help sees charities and community organisations awarded grants to fund local projects. 

Three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, with projects changing every other month. Following the vote, the project that received the most votes in its area will receive a grant of up to £4,000, second place receiving up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000. Customers are given a token when they buy their shopping that they can use to make their choice using the voting units in most stores.

Groundwork - the community charity with a green heart - administers the funding and is working with greenspace scotland to support successful projects in Scotland.

More information:

Bags of Help Case Studies

Find out how the Bags of Help programme is changing places and lives in communities

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Community Groups: Apply for a Bags of Help grant

Bags of Help funds local projects that benefit their community. Grants of up to £4,000 are available.

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Tesco Bags of Help project map

Find out what projects have been supported by Bags of Help Grants from Tesco and Groundwork

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Tesco customers: nominate and support projects that matter to you

It's your money so make sure you have your say on what community projects are supported.

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How you're helping to change places and lives

Tesco customers are creating better, greener, healthier and stronger communities through the carrier bag change.

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Groundwork - the community charity with a green heart

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.

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