40,000+

community projects supported

£90+

million awarded in grants

£2 million

donated in each funding round


About Tesco Community Grants

Tesco Community Grants support thousands of local community projects and good causes across the UK.
The scheme is open to all registered charities and not-for-profit organisations, with priority given to projects that provide food and support to young people.

Examples of eligible applications with a focus on food security, children and young people could be:

  • A local school needing support to buy food for a children’s breakfast club, 
  • A voluntary organisation working with families to run a food bank,
  • A charity supporting  young people with specialist advice to manage mental health,
  • A brownie or scout group needing new camping equipment,
  • Kitchen equipment for a youth project  to set up a holiday club,
  • Supporting a community centre wanting to put on a Christmas lunch or Meals on Wheels service,
  • A healthy eating project that supports families to cook healthy meals on a budget,
  • A local friends of a park group wanting to develop a new toddler area.

If you are a Tesco customer or colleague, you can also nominate a cause that you’d like to see supported and we’ll contact them to encourage them to apply.

Tesco colleagues in each store will help select those needing a little help in your local area and when our customers are given a blue token, in any of our Tesco stores at the checkout, they can vote for their favourite charity to receive a grant.


Community charity Groundwork manages this website and administers the funding across the UK. Groundwork is working with greenspace scotland to support successful projects in Scotland.


Our legacy

Young people at a community project funded by Tesco Community Grants

Discover the projects we have funded in your local area

We’ve been awarding community grants since 2016. In this time we’ve supported more than 6,000 schools, over 2,000 sports teams, 2,300 Brownies, Guides, Rainbows, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Rangers groups and 1,400 elderly and vulnerable groups.

6000

School projects supported

2000

Youth sports teams funded

2,300

Brownies, Guides, Rainbows, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers, Rangers groups

Tesco Community Grants have supported thousands of community projects since 2016.

Find out what has been funded near you:


See how the funding has helped

RNLI Cromer: Saving lives at sea

Awarded a £4,000 grant in 2018, the money has gone towards funding the vital lifeguard services the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) provides at Cromer beach, Norfolk.

Bearded Fishermen: Mental health support

“We want our community to feel loved and that they don’t need to be alone at all”


Nominate and support a local project that matters to you

We welcome nominations from Tesco customers and colleagues, you can nominate projects for Tesco Community Grants and vote in-store for shortlisted projects. Help us fund the projects that really matter to you.


Latest news

News: Tesco Community Grants re-opens for applications

12 April 2021

Community groups across the UK are being invited to apply for funding for local projects that matter to them. The Tesco Community Grant scheme will award grants to charities and community organisations to fund local good causes whose focus is on supporting children and families.

Video: Tesco Community scheme celebrates 5 years

18 March 2021

Originally launched in 2016 as Bags of Help, Tesco Community Grants is celebrating 5 years of helping communities, £85 million in grants awarded and 36,000 groups supported.

Report: Funding Communities in a Crisis

28 September 2020

This report found that the grants provided through the Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund have had a significant impact on communities across the UK, with a total of £4m being awarded to 8,000 groups when the fund closed in September 2020.


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