Bags of help

Tesco, like other large retailers in the UK, is required by law to charge a minimum of 5p for every single use carrier bag used by a customer. However, we also have a range of re-useable bags available to buy in store and we will replace your Tesco Bag for Life for free if it's getting too worn.

Bags of Help is our exciting local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag charge is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK. Projects range from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces to buying new equipment, training coaches or volunteers, and hosting community events.

Since launching in October 2015, we have awarded £30 million in grants to over 4,600 community projects.

We are proud to be working with Groundwork to help us administer the scheme. To find out how to get involved and how to apply for funding visit 

Single use carrier bag reporting 7th April 2016 – 6th April 2017





Number of single use carrier bags issued




Total amount received by way of charges for single use carrier bags








Reasonable costs (prorated)




Proceeds for Bags of Help