Deadline: Ongoing Opportunity
The Groundwork is now inviting applications for its Tesco Community Grants to thousands of local community projects across the UK, helping to fight holiday hunger, tackle mental health, support young people, host community events and much more.
Tesco Community Grants helps to fund thousands of local projects across the country. Since 2016 the scheme has supported over 40,000 community groups with more than £90 million in grants. The scheme aims to make a positive difference – because where the communities thrive, the business and the colleagues thrive too.
What types of projects will Tesco Community Grants fund?
- Applications are open to all local good causes, but they are currently prioritising helping projects that support food security, children and young people and local store nominated good causes.
- This is not an exhaustive list and other project ideas also welcomed.
- Examples include:
- Breakfast clubs
- Holiday clubs
- Food banks
- Meals on Wheels
- Equipment or non-statutory services for nurseries or schools e.g. forest schools, library books
- Equipment for Brownie, Guide or Scout Groups e.g. camping equipment, badges
- Play areas
- Counselling and support services for young people
- Services or equipment to support children and young people’s health
- Equipment/kit for youth sports teams
- Examples include:
- Tesco Community Grants is open to charities and community organisations to apply for a grant of up to £1,500.
- Every three months, three local good causes are selected to be in the blue token customer vote in Tesco stores throughout the UK.
- Grants will be awarded to voluntary or community organisations (including registered charities/companies), schools, health bodies (e.g. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS Hospital Trust, Foundation Trust), Parish/Town Councils, local authorities and social housing providers.
- This list is not exhaustive and there will be many other types of organisations that will be funded.
- Applications are not eligible from:
- Community Interest Companies with shares (CIC’s)
- Community Interest Companies with guarantee that are less than two years old
- Profit-making organisations
- Projects that are ineligible
- Work that has already taken place
- Political donations
- Fundraising activities or challenges (e.g. costs for a sky dive etc.)
- Running costs and organisation overheads
- Conferences or seminars
- Activities which collect funds for redistribution to other charities or individuals
- Overseas appeals
- Expeditions or overseas travel
- Promotion of a religious or political cause
- Marketing promotions
- Research projects
- Projects or activities that the state has a legal obligation to provide
For more information, visit https://tescocommunitygrants.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/