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Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund final deadline 18 September 2020

24 Aug 2020 - 14:51 by michelle.foster

tesco bags of helpTesco Bags of Help has responded to the current COVID-19 crisis by setting up a new fund to support local communities. In order respond quickly to the emergency Tesco have created a streamlined application and payment process to make it easier to get funds out quickly.

The programme will provide a single payment award of £500 to organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups, as part of their emergency response in supporting local communities.

Typically, the fund will support organisations that have experienced:

  • Increased demand – a holiday hunger club needs more resources to support children through the summer months or  a food bank whose stocks are running low and needs an immediate donation to enable the food bank to restock
  • Disrupted services – a local charity setting up a delivery service  to replace its monthly lunch club, or a charity needing to set up a telephone service to support beneficiaries
  • New services – a health focused charity having to set up a new online patient service requires new IT equipment or a mental health charity developing a new service

Eligible organisations
Applications will be welcomed from a wide range of organisations including: voluntary/community organisations, registered charities, schools, health bodies, Parish/Town councils, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies, community councils, local authorities and housing organisations. Other not-for-profit organisations might also be eligible.

Typically Tesco would welcome applications from organisations such as:

  • Health focused charities – such as cancer, diabetes and heart charities
  • Food banks
  • Hospices
  • Homeless charities
  • Charities supporting the elderly or those needing to self-isolate
  • Women’s refuges
  • Charities supporting children and young people

For more information and to apply click here or email: tescocv@groundwork.org.uk

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