Tesco Bags of Help grants and Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic is an exceptional event that will affect grantees in the voluntary and community sector. We are therefore aware that grantees may need to be supported differently during these unprecedented times. To that effect, greenspace scotland and our partner Groundwork who administer Tesco Bags of Help have confirmed we’re introducing significant flexibility to reflect these current circumstances in how we support organisations that we are funding who are affected by the outbreak.

Please check the FAQ's for full information, these will be regularly updated with current information. Please do contact us or Groundwork if you require any changes to your grant. 

Currently applications are still open.

Tesco Bags of Help uses the money raised from the carrier bag charge in stores to fund a wide range of projects that bring benefit the local community. Bags of Help funding is available to many communities across Britain. You can now apply any time for up to £2000 for a wide range of indoor and outdoor projects that benefit your local community.

Applications are accepted from community groups, schools, local authorities and not-for-profit organisations.

As well as funding the development of and activity in outdoor spaces such as allotments, community gardens and parks, grants are available to fund the purchase of items such as sports kits, camping equipment, spades, litter pickers or specialised medical equipment. Funding is also available for improvements to community buildings, seasonal events and activities such as a summer fetes and winter festivals.

These are just some examples of projects that are eligible. There is no match funding requirement and no restrictions on existing project funding.

For each voting round lasting 3 months, three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores.  Following the vote, the project that receives the most votes in its area will receive a grant of up to £2000. Second place will receive up to £1000 and third place will receive up to £500.

Since the Bags of Help programme began in 2016, it has supported over 3500 projects with more than £10million in community grants in Scotland.

Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork who are working with our team at greenspace scotland to support successful projects in Scotland.

Apply now

See our Bags of Help Case Studies to read about some of the successful funded projects.

Any questions?  We are happy to help

Contact Rita Rita Callander, Tel 07825 678321