Community groups urged to apply for Tesco Community Grants scheme

Tesco is encouraging charities and community groups in East Yorkshire to apply for funding for local projects that matter to them.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 1:40 pm
Tesco is encouraging charities and community groups in East Yorkshire to apply for funding for local projects that matter to them.

The newly-rebranded Tesco Community Grants scheme will award grants to charities and community organisations whose focus is on helping children and families access the food and support they need for a good start in life. Eligible projects will include breakfast or holiday lunch clubs, food banks, youth clubs or schools.

From July, three community groups in the area will be selected to receive votes from the public to decide which project receives the most funding.

A total of £2million in the next three months in funding pots of £500, £1,000 and £1,500 will be available for the shortlisted projects, and Tesco customers will be able to choose which one receives the most funding by voting in store every time they shop.

Originally launched in 2016 as Bags of Help, the scheme has supported over 36,000 community groups with more than £86million in grants since 2016, including 2,000 sports teams and 1,400 groups supporting vulnerable older people.

Keith Jackson, Tesco Community Grant Manager at Tesco, said: “Over the years, we’ve been delighted to have been able to support so many charities, community groups and organisations from every corner of the UK. The help and support they provide to families and children is now more important than ever.

“We’re encouraging groups in Yorkshire to apply for funding as we hope to see the fantastic community work they provide to continue long into the future.”

Visit tescocommunitygrants.org.uk/ to apply for a Tesco grant.