Supporting at a local store level
In addition to our national charity partnerships, we are really proud to work with hundreds of charities and local community organisations every year through relationships at a local level, with the help of our Community Champions.
Community Champions act as ambassadors for Tesco within their area, working to ensure that we are a great neighbour that can bring genuine benefit to the local community. They work with their Store Manager and other shops in the region to shape how Tesco can get involved in local community events, providing support where it is most needed, and help keep our customers and colleagues up to date with the most recent activity.
Read about some of the work Karen, our Community Champion for Luton and Dunstable, did this year here.
We have over 500 Champions across the business, primarily in our large format stores. If customers or colleagues would like to meet their local Community Champion to discuss how they can get involved with supporting a local event they can use the email details on the spreadsheet below, or pop in to their local store.
If your local store does not have a Community Champion, speak to your store manager or enquire at the Customer Service Desk.
Community Champions also support local charities, groups and not-for-profit organisations to carry out various charity and fundraising activities within their store or their local community, these include:
Each Tesco UK store holds a community donation budget to help support with requests from their community for local fundraising events. If you would like to be considered for a donation please write to the Community Champion at your nearest store (Find your local store).
Please note, our stores receive a high volume of requests all year round and in order for them to support as many different groups as possible they may need to limit the amount that they are able to donate. Unfortunately we are unable to sponsor events or individuals.
Our stores also manage their own bag packing bookings (excludes Express stores). If you would like to arrange a session please write to the Community Champion at your local store (Find your local store).
UK Store Collections
Our agency, N20, schedules the charity and food collection bookings for all of our UK Superstore, Extra and Metro stores between January and November each year.
To request a booking at your local Tesco store please register your charity and request a collection here.
During December these stores manage their own collections. We do not make any charity collection bookings at our Express stores. To request a December booking please write to the Community Champion at your local store (Find your local store).
Colleague 20% Top-Up
All Tesco colleagues may apply for a 20% top-up on their personal fundraising. We automatically top-up colleague fundraising for our National Charity Partner and Cancer Research UK's Race for Life. Colleagues wishing to apply for 20% top-up should email firstname.lastname@example.org.