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Tesco Community Grants

Tesco Community Grants

Every time Tesco shoppers take a blue token to vote in store for a good cause, they are helping to make something good happen. Projects with the most tokens get the most funding from our community grants, which have awarded over £97m to more than 49,000 community projects since they were launched in October 2015. Groups supported by the scheme are helping to fight holiday hunger, tackle mental health, support young people, host community events and much more.

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What are Tesco Community Grants

Tesco Community Grants support thousands of local community projects and good causes across the UK. The scheme is open to all registered charities and not-for-profit organisations. We give priority to projects that provide food or support young people.

How our community grants scheme works



Registered charities and not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply.



Tesco colleagues choose which of the eligible applications they would like to see go through to in-store voting.


Customer voting

Customers choose which project they'd like to see funded, by voting with a blue token each time they shop.


Funding awarded

Projects are awarded grants of £1,500, £1,000 and £500.

Impact so far


projects supported

£97 million+

grants awarded

630 million+

customer votes

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How are Tesco Community Grants making a difference

Kingskerswell C of E Primary School in Devon received £1,000, which was used to give pupils a wider choice of books to enjoy in the school library. The donation for books was a perfect fit with the school's ethos: "providing a creative and inspiring curriculum that offers plenty of opportunity for challenge and success".

"We are grateful to benefit from such a wonderful donation scheme and look forward to seeing our children enjoying their new books soon."
Gemma Youlden, Kingskerswell Church of England Primary School PTFA