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

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 £2,000, second place receiving up to £1,000 and third place up to £500. 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.

How to apply

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.