Tesco community grant has cash to give Falkirk food charities

Tesco is encouraging charities and community groups in Falkirk to apply for funding for local projects that matter to them.

By James Trimble
Thursday, 13th May 2021, 8:16 am

The newly re-branded Tesco Community Grants scheme will award grants to charities and community organisations whose focus is on helping children and families access the food and support they need for a good start in life.

Eligible projects will include breakfast or holiday lunch clubs, food banks, youth clubs or schools.

From July, three community groups in Falkirk will be selected to receive votes from the public to decide which project receives the most funding.

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Tesco is giving Falkirk charities the opportunity to get funding for their community projects

Funding pots of £500, £1000 and £1500 will be available for the shortlisted projects, and Tesco customers will be able to choose which one receives the most funding by voting in store every time they shop.

Originally launched in 2016 as Bags of Help, the scheme has supported over 36,000 community groups with more than £86 million in grants since 2016, helping 2000 sports teams and 1400 groups supporting vulnerable older people.

In 2020 alone, more than 10,000 groups were awarded grants of over £7.9m by Tesco throughout the UK.

Keith Jackson, Tesco Community Grant Manager at Tesco, said: “Over the years, we’ve been delighted to have been able to support so many charities, community

groups and organisations from every corner of the UK. The help and support they provide to families and children is now more important than ever.

“We’re encouraging groups in Falkirk to apply for funding as we hope to see the fantastic community work they provide to continue long into the future.”

Click the link to apply for a Tesco Community Grant.