Read Tesco Bags of Help: Covid-19 FAQs


Tesco community grants fund thousands of local projects 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.

In August 2017 Tesco replaced single use carrier bags with new Bags for Life made from 94% recyclable plastic, to help reduce bag use even further. The money raised by the sale of these bags now funds Bags of Help.

Apply for a grant

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme, funding thousands of community projects across the UK that bring benefits to the local community. Three community projects in each local area are voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK.

Please note: since March 2020, due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, Bags of Help voting in stores has been temporarily paused and we have decided not to resume in store voting for the remainder of the year.  Tesco Bags of Help is however still providing grants.

During October, November and December 2020 the grant scheme will provide grants of £1000 to support projects focused on local children and young people.

Guidance notes and the application process can be found on the dedicated Bags of Help website:

Tesco Bags of Help website


About Groundwork

Tesco Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork.  We are a federation of charities working nationally and locally to transform lives in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities.