Tesco has announced that this fund will close to new applications on 18th September. It's understood their main Community Grants programme will continue normally. Tesco Bags of Help responded to COVID-19 by setting up this new fund to support local communities, with a streamlined application and payment process to make it easier to get funds out quickly. Grants of up to £500 are available to organisations supporting vulnerable groups with an emergency response and that have experienced:
- Increased demand .
- Disrupted services (or delivering services differently)
- New services.
Their main focus is on:
- Health focused organisations – such as cancer, diabetes and heart charities
- Food banks
- Homeless charities
- Charities supporting the elderly or those needing to self-isolate
- Women’s refuges
- Charities supporting children and young people
Find out more: https://tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/grant-schemes/tesco-cv-fund/