14 April 2020
Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund
Emergency grants of up to £500 are available to a wide range of not-for-profit organisations across the UK.
Tesco has created the new short-term Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund to support local communities across the UK in response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. It will support organisational need rather than fund specific projects.
Applications will be accepted from organisations such as women’s refuges, food banks, hospices, homeless charities, charities supporting the elderly, and charities supporting children’s activities. This list is not exhaustive and other organisational types will be considered.
Tesco is looking to support organisations:
- Whose need for services has been disrupted – for example a food bank whose stocks are running low and need an immediate donation to enable the food bank to restock.
- Who require to put in place new services – for example charities setting up a new home service to the elderly who usually attend a monthly lunch club or a charity needing to set up a telephone service to support beneficiaries.
- Finding increased demand – a holiday hunger club needs more resources due to schools closing, or a children’s centre needs an additional temporary staff member.
Due to the need to respond quickly to the emergency a streamlined application process and payment process has been set up to make it easier to get funds distributed quickly. Tesco expects to be making weekly awards to groups across the UK.
This is a rolling programme. Applications can be made at any time during the next few months.