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Tesco Bags of Help

Tesco run a scheme called ‘Bags of Help,’ where the money raised from the 5p bag levy in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK. The projects must promote community participation in the development and use of outdoor spaces.

As assessment of all local applications is made each month, with a three-way shortlist being made for shoppers to vote on their preferred winner.

Eligible Organisations

Eligible Organisations

  • Voluntary or community organisations
  • Schools
  • Health bodies
  • NHS trusts
  • Parish/Town Councils and local authorities
  • Social housing providers
Suitable Projects

Suitable Projects

The following projects may be eligible to receive funding, although the list is not exhaustive of all opportunities:

  • Improvement of local nature routes
  • Development of community allotments, gardens and growing projects
  • Developing sustainability-based learning programmes
  • Developing art trails
  • Park events
  • Clean up events, such as on a beach
  • Improving play areas
  • Improving leisure events and activities
  • Britain in Bloom events
  • Under 12’s football facility improvements

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Application Process

Application Process

  • An eligibility quiz must first be taken. This is available by clicking here
  • An application form will then be available, which should be downloaded, completed and returned to the given address
Important Dates

Important Dates

Check the website for further details. Generally, applications can be made at any time owing to the monthly rolling award system.

Funding Range

Funding Range

Every month three projects in each region will be awarded a grant based on the number of votes received: first place receives up to £5,000, second place up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000.

Grant downloads

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Guidance for Applying for Grants

Check the latest grant information on the relevant website

Check for full eligibility (for your organisation and for your proposed project / activity)

Read all guidance and supplementary documentation

Contact the grant directly to clarify any questions or issues

Apply for the grant, ensuring that all required steps are followed

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