Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised by the carrier bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects. The projects must meet the criteria of bringing benefits to the community.
Funding can cover a broad range of projects, such as:
- the purchase of sports kit, litter pickers, and camping equipment
- improvements to buildings
- the development of outdoor space such as a play area or woodland
- running a community event or supporting seasonal activities.
Three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores, with projects changing every other month. Following the poll, the project that receives the most votes in its area will receive a grant of up to £2,000, second place receiving up to £1,000 and third place up to £500.