Changes to Bags of Help during the Covid-19 pandemic

Bags of Help – October to December 2020

Due to the continued crisis we have decided not to resume in store voting in 2020, but will be supporting Bags of Help projects in a slightly different way. During October, November and December, Tesco will be providing grants of up to £1000 to support projects focused on local children and young people.

The Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund  for £500 has now closed. The fund provided a single award to organisations who have been supporting vulnerable groups. In the last six months, Tesco Bags of Help has awarded £4 million to over 8,000 groups.

Local Projects for Children and Young People 

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme, which funds thousands of community projects every year.  The projects must meet the criteria of bringing benefits to the community. During October, November and December 2020 the grant scheme will provide grants of £1000 to support projects focused on local children and young people.

This theme could cover a large mixture of local causes.  Examples include:

  • Mental Health support for children and young people – COVID-19 has had an impact on the health and well being of children, particularly mental health.
  • Outdoor activities – sport & green space provision for children & young people including use of green spaces support well being through physical activities.
  • Non statuary educational activities – to support, widen and rebuild educational support networks for children, web based activities. Sport, exercise, and arts.
  • Young carers– support for young carers as a result of current and continued isolation.
  • Bereavement counselling – offering support to children that have lost family members and support networks due to COVID-19
  • Child poverty – to support organisations that offer family support that are further impacted by COVID-19, which could include food/educational packs, free activities.
  • Vulnerable at risk children – the pandemic has impacted vulnerable children with challenging home & family circumstances.

Other local good causes supporting children and young people will also be considered. For full details of eligibility and the application process click apply now.

Apply now

Any questions? 

We are happy to help, contact the friendly Community Enabler at greenspace scotland for your local area.

Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross  

Email Rita Tel 07825 678321

Highlands, Eilean Siar, Moray, Argyll and Bute, West Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde, Glasgow, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire 

Email Tamara Tel 07825 671968

Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire and Dumfries & Galloway

Email Sue Tel 07825 678249

Fife, Stirlingshire, Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian, South Lanarkshire and Scottish Borders

Email Helen Tel 07884 495455

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

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