To mark their 100th year, Tesco have launched Bags of Help Centenary Grants.

The Centenary Grants are two special voting rounds of the Tesco Bags of Help local community grant scheme and offers a unique opportunity to help more people across specific voting regions. Up to £25,000 is available to support projects that can bring significant benefit to communities across the whole voting region, or a significant part of it. Scotland is split into five voting regions.

Grants will be awarded to not for profit organisations including registered charities, community interest companies, health bodies, local authorities and social housing providers. Scotland has five special voting regions covering theses areas:

1. Highland and Islands / North East Scotland

2. Mid Scotland

3. West Scotland 

4. Central Scotland

5. South Scotland

Three community projects in each region will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, in July/August and November/December 2019. Following the vote, the project that receives the most votes in the voting region will receive a grant of up to £25,000, second place receiving up to £15,000 and third place up to £10,000.

The July/August 2019 voting period will feature projects with a Health and Wellbeing theme, and projects focusing on cancer, heart disease and diabetes will be prioritised.

Applications are assessed by Groundwork to ensure they are eligible. Tesco colleagues will shortlist the projects to determine which go forward to the customer vote. greenspace scotland support projects to apply in Scotland

For more details on voting regions, eligibility and to apply, please visit http://bit.ly/centenarygrant

Any questions?  We are happy to help, contact the Community Enabler for your Bags of Help Centenary Grant area at greenspace scotland.

1. Highland and Islands / NE Scotland - contact Tamara Hedderwick, Tel 07825 671968

Contact Tamara

2. Mid Scotland - contact Rita Callander, Tel 07825 678321

Contact Rita 

3. West Scotland contact Emma Halliday 07825 678372

Contact Emma

4. Central Scotland - contact Helen Stockham, Tel 07884 495455

Contact Helen

5. South Scotland - contact Sue Wyllie, Tel 07825 678249

Contact Sue