Community Grants from Tesco Bags of Help and Groundwork

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Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from plastic carrier bag sales is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities 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.

The grants will be administered by Groundwork which  is an environmental charity who work across the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face. By bringing people and the environment together with practical local action.

How the Grant Process Works

Nominate local projects or apply for funding
Tesco is encouraging community groups and charities to apply for a grant. They’re also asking customers to nominate local projects that they’d like to see receive some cash. Find out more by visiting Groundwork Tesco Bags of Help.

Customers vote
Three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in stores across England, Scotland and Wales, with the projects changing every other month. Each time you shop you will be offered a blue token at the checkout and be able to vote for your favourite project.

Grants are awarded
At the end of the voting period, all three projects will receive funding in each local area. The amount of funding available for individual local projects will range from £1,000 to £4,000 – keep a look out for the results in store and online.

You can see some of the local groups that have already received grant funding from Bags of Help by visiting the interactive map at

To apply visit and complete an application form.