Tesco Bags of Help is responding to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support communities in need. Due to the need to respond quickly to the emergency Groundwork have created a streamlined application process and payment process to make it easier to get funds to people in need quickly.
If your application is successful the fund will provide a single payment award of £500 to organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups. The programme is set up to support organisational need in this time of crisis rather than fund specific projects.
Typically, the fund will 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.
- 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.
- Increased demand – a holiday hunger club needs more resources due to schools closing, or a children’s centre needs an additional temporary staff member.
Applications will be welcomed from a wide range of organisations including:
voluntary/community organisations, registered charities, schools, health bodies, Parish/Town councils, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies, community councils, local authorities and housing organisations.
Other not-for-profit organisations might also be eligible.
Businesses and ‘for profit’ organisations are not eligible
Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund FAQs (pdf, opens in a new tab)
Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund Guidance Notes (pdf, opens in a new tab)
Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund – application form (pdf, opens in a new tab)
You can also apply online here (opens in a new tab)