Tesco Bags of Help Funding for local projects

Created: 16/03/2017

Tesco Bags of Help funding has recently changed to allow a wider range of projects that bring benefits to the community to apply.

The Bags of Help team have been listening to applicants, customers and Tesco colleague feedback and we’ve made some immediate improvements:

  • Apply anytime for projects that bring benefits to the community

  • Projects can be outdoor or indoor improvements, activities and equipment purchases

  • Apply for capital and revenue funding between £1000 and £4000 

  • Simpler online application process

  • Community groups, schools, charities, local authorities and not for profits can all apply

  • You can apply again for a different project at any time

To make the programme more local the number of projects funded every two months has been increased. They still fund projects that improve or encourage the use of outdoor spaces such as allotments and community gardens. But now grants can also fund buying items such as sports kits, camping equipment, spades, litter pickers or specialised medical equipment and improvements to community buildings.

Following a public vote in Tesco stores every two months, three projects in each of the local Tesco store areas will receive a grant, with first place receiving up to £4000, second place up to £2000 and third place £1000.

For information on how to apply please click here.

If you’ve got a question or need help to apply please contact our friendly team of Scottish community enablers – find their contact details here.

Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork - which is working with Greenspace Scotland to support applicants and successful projects in Scotland.

From Fife Voluntary Action Bulletin 23 March 2017 Opens a MS Word document containing information and links