Tesco Bags of Help logoThe Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme accepts applications from community groups, schools, local authorities and not-for-profit organisations. Bags of Help uses the money raised from the sale of Bags for Life in Tesco stores to fund a wide range of projects that meet the programme’s aims and objectives to benefit the local community.

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, for example scout or guide hut, church or village hall or sports changing rooms. Groups looking to hold seasonal events and activities such as a Christmas lights can also apply for funding. 

Tesco Bags of Help funding is available to many communities across Britain. You can now apply at any time for funding between £1000 - £4000 for a wide range of indoor and outdoor projects that benefit your local community.

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

So, if you've got plans or just an idea for a great community project in your area let us know by contacting one of our Community Enablers or by making an application here.

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

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

  • Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Angus - contact Rita Callander, Tel 07825 678321
    Contact Rita 

  • Highlands, Eilean Siar, Moray, Argyll and Bute, Inverclyde and West Dunbartonshire contact Tamara Hedderwick, Tel 07825 671968 
    Contact Tamara 

  • Clackmannanshire, Stirlingshire, Falkirk, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire and Dumfries & Galloway - Sue Wyllie, Tel 07825 678249 
    Contact Sue

  • Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian, Fife, Scottish Borders and South Lanarkshire – Caroline Crawford, Tel 07825 678277 
    Contact Caroline

  • Glasgow, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Dundee, Perth and Stirling - Helen Stockham, Tel 07884 495455
    Contact Helen