Tesco Bags of Help - community groups invited to apply for funding
Community groups across the UK are being invited to apply for Tesco Bags of Help funding to help fund projects that benefit their local community such as organising a community activity such as fun runs or for the purchase of equipment, kit or promotion materials.
Groups are also invited to apply for the One Stop stores programme - Carriers for Causes - who provide grants of up to £2,000 for local community projects that are based within two miles of a One Stop store.
The schemes, both of which are administered by community charity Groundwork, funds the development of and activity in outdoor spaces, building stronger communities by improving green space, as well as providing grants to purchase of items such as sports kits or equipment.
Recent examples of Athetics Clubs being supported include:
- South Devon Athletic Club who proposed using funding to train up more coaches, buy needed equipment, provide the youths with kit, and promote the club locally leading to improving health in the community.
- Herts Phoenix Athletic Club who wanted to buy equipment to enable Herts Phoenix AC to continue to coach youngsters from age 11 upwards to develop their athletics skills in a safe environment.
- Team North Cumbria Athletics Team used funds to support children across Cumbria discover their dreams which will help towards the progression of athletes who have been selected to represent Team North Cumbria Athletics Team.
Bexley Mencap RunTogether group set up an innovative RunTogether keep fit scheme for people with learning disabilities. Click here to read more.
Funding is also available for improvements to community buildings. Groups looking to hold seasonal events and activities such as a Christmas lights can also apply for funding through the programme.
Every two months, Tesco customers are invited to vote in store for the projects that they want to win the maximum £4,000 grant. A second and third prize grants of £2,000 and £1,000 are also available, so all groups that are in the vote are guaranteed to bag some cash for their project.
- Go to www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco for information on how to apply for Bags of Help.
- Go to www.groundwork.org.uk/carriersforcauses for information on how to apply for Carriers for Causes.