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Places & Communities

Making a big difference to local communities where we operate

Community Grants

A positive impact through community grants

Through our community programmes, we're giving customers the chance to choose which projects to support in their local area.


Bags of Help

Our local community grant scheme, uses the money raised from carrier bag sales to fund local projects across the UK. Customers can vote for the project they want the money to go to. To date, we have awarded over £56 million in grants to over 16,000 community projects since launching in October 2015.

To find out how to get involved and how to apply for funding visit:

Community Fund

Since 2014, the Community Fund initiative in Ireland, has donated €2.5 million to support over 9,000 local projects countrywide including schools, animal shelters, sports groups, elderly care centres, health organisations and much more

You Choose, We help

Our ‘You Choose, We Help’ programme in Central Europe enables customers to vote for local projects that benefit their community to receive a grant from Tesco to support their work. In the first two rounds of the programme over 3,000 local community groups and charities received over 30 million customer votes. Since the programme began, over 500 community groups across Central Europe received a one off community grant.