Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community awards programme where the money raised from the 5p bag levy in Tesco stores is used to fund community projects.

The process involves a public vote to determine which groups will receive a grant. In 2020, projects that receive the most votes will receive a grant of £2,000; second place will receive a grant of up to £1,000 and third place a grant of up to £500.

The funding can support a wide range of projects including but not limited to:

  • Purchasing items which will benefit local community groups such as sports kit, specialised medical equipment, art and crafts materials, spades, litter pickers, camping equipment
  • Improvements to a building that benefits the local community such as a Scout or Guide hut, church hall, changing facilities for sports
  • Developing an outdoor space play area, allotment, park, school grounds, woodland or wildlife area
  • Running a community event or activity such as fun runs, village fete, clean-up day, tree planting, bird watch
  • training coaches or volunteers and hosting community events.

Projects should bring benefit to the local community

Projects can be a stand-along project or a discrete, self-contained part of a larger scheme or part of a phased project.

Find out more here

Deadline: rolling programme