Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants are two special voting rounds of the Tesco local community grant scheme. To be eligible to apply, projects must provide a significant benefit to communities across the centenary voting region (i.e. the North East). The project must cover the majority of the region.
The July/August 2019 voting period will feature projects with a Health and Wellbeing theme and projects focussing on cancer, heart disease and diabetes will be prioritised.
Three community projects in each region will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, in July/August and November/December this year. Following the vote, the project that received the most votes in its area will receive a grant of up to £25,000, second place receiving up to £15,000 and third place up to £10,000.
The types of projects funded will be very broad and grants will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project – examples are as follows:
- Improvements to a building of regional or national significance that benefits the whole community such as a museum, hospice, art gallery, wildlife centre or an ancient monument.
- Improvements to an outdoor space of regional or national significance such as walking/cycling routes, gardens, nature reserves, wildlife areas or woodlands.
- Delivering activities across a whole region such as foodbanks, sporting activities, health and wellbeing activities, recycling/upcycling programmes and community festivals or events.
- Providing equipment that will benefit the whole region such as medical equipment, mobile disability equipment and minibuses.
Projects can be a stand-alone project, a discrete, self-contained part of a larger scheme or part of a phased project.
Deadline: End of April – there is no official deadline but applicants are advised to submit before the end of April for the July/August round.