Tesco Charity Trust
The Trust was set up on 1 June 1987 to support both national and local community charities, and to add a 20% top up to staff fundraising. It is run by a board of trustees recommended by the main board of Tesco PLC.
In the year ending February 2012, the Tesco Charity Trust made cash grants of over £2 million to local, national and international charities. This figure includes:
- Community Award donations to local community charities totalling almost £700,000;
- Donations to other charities totalling almost £600,000;
- Over £700,000 in 20% top up on staff fundraising for Tesco Charities of the Year, Cancer Research UK and other charities.
The Tesco Charity Trust aims to help Tesco support the local communities in which we operate.
- On a local level, to support the needs of employees, customers and communities around our stores;
- On a national level, to support initiatives that address identified need through existing charities’ activities; and
- On an international level, to help our business and supply chain to make a difference in their locations.
Community Awards - CHILDREN’S EDUCATION AND CHILDREN’S WELFARE
Ullapool Primary School - £2000 donation to buy equipment for a mobile kitchen facility, static cooker and picnic tables so that pupils can have cooking lessons in their classroom and then enjoy the food they’ve cooked together.
1st Cuddington Sea Scouts - £1000 donation to buy 40 additional life jackets and a safety boat to allow more children to get out on the water at once.
Community Awards - ELDERLY PEOPLE AND ADULTS AND CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
Contact a Family NI - £1200 donation to run Music Therapy workshops and Confidence Building workshops for young people with disabilities and their siblings.
Victim Support - £1000 donation to buy personal alarms for vulnerable and elderly adults who have been the victim of crime.
Tesco Charity Trust Larger Grants
Pump Aid - £25,000 donation for water and toilet projects at schools in Malawi. The money also went towards a monitoring system so the charity can make sure installed pumps are working properly and can be repaired if necessary.
Manchester Care & Repair - £14,000 donation for the charity to provide and install grab rails, stair rails and other safety equipment for 1000 older people who have been identified as ‘in need’.
Chance UK - £17,400 donation to launch a mentoring programme for children with behavioural problems in Enfield and Waltham Forest and continue their existing programmes in Hackney, Islington, Lambeth and Westminster.
Funding from Tesco Charity Trust
The Tesco Charity Trust runs two funding schemes - the Community Awards and the larger Grants. Please see below for details on each scheme.
The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme provides one-off donations of between £500 and £4,000 to registered charities and not for profit organisations who are working on local projects that support children and their education and welfare, elderly people and adults and children with disabilities.
There are four rounds of funding each year. Application deadlines can be downloaded below. Applications must be made via our online application form. You may also want to view a copy of the application questions before filling out the application form.
Larger Grant Applications
The Tesco Charity Trust offers grants of between £4000 and £25,000 to charities working around our stores, and in the countries we source from. We prioritise applications in the areas of children’s education and welfare, those with disabilities and the elderly. If you would like to apply for a grant, please download a copy of our grant criteria.
After reading the Larger Grant Criteria, if you feel your project meets with this, please send a brief outline, including a breakdown of costs to firstname.lastname@example.org - the deadline for this is Friday, 24 May.
Projects which meet criteria will be sent an application form to complete. These need to be returned to the above email address by Friday, 31 May. Decisions on grants will be made by the end of July.
All Tesco staff may apply to the Tesco Charity Trust for 20% top-up on their fundraising. We automatically top-up staff fundraising for our Charity of the Year and Cancer Research UK's Race for Life.
Staff wishing to apply for 20% top-up should email email@example.com.