|Year(s) Sponsored||2015 on|
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.
Administration of the local funding is being managed by community charity, Groundwork, which specialises in transforming communities and the local environment for the better.
The money raised by the sale of Bags for Life now funds Bags of Help.
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 £4,000, second place receiving up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000. 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.
Bag packing opportunities can also be negotiated locally.
It's a "bright orange future for #TeamBackwell" thanks to #BagsofHelp funding. [Feb 2019]
"Thanks to #BagsofHelp by Tesco South West for their help funding a new computer system and equipment for Wells Swimming Club" [Feb 2019]
"Thank you to Glastonbury staff and customers for the Aug 2019 bag packing opportunity and all donations made. Just over £500 was raised towards Street Swimming Club's equipment fund."