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16 February 2019Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant

Apply for a Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant

Bags of Help Centenary Grants are now open for applications for £25,000 from not for profit organisations for a broad range of projects that will provide community benefit across a whole region, or a significant part of it. Scotland is divided into five special regions where customers can vote for their favourite project:

1. Highland and Islands / North East Scotland

2. Mid Scotland

3. West Scotland

4. Central Scotland

5. South Scotland

 

Grants will be awarded to not for profit organisations including registered charities, community interest companies, health bodies, local authorities and social housing providers.

Three projects in each region will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout Scotland, in July/August and November/December 2019. Following the vote, the project that receives the most votes in the voting region will receive a grant of £25,000, second place receiving £15,000 and third place £10,000.

The July/August 2019 voting period will feature projects with a Health and Wellbeing theme, and projects focussing on cancer, heart disease and diabetes will be prioritised.

Applications are assessed by Groundwork to ensure they are eligible. Tesco colleagues will shortlist the projects to determine which go forward to the customer vote.

For more details and how to apply, please visit http://bit.ly/centenarygrantscot  

Help us Spread the Word – please!

Centenary Grants provide an opportunity to benefit communities across Scotland. We’d love it if you could share this information as widely as you can to ensure projects don’t miss out. Below is some blurb you can use for your bulletins, website and social media. Feel free to use as they are or edit with local knowledge to appeal to your network. Attached is an image you can use with any digital comms.

 

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Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants are now open for not for profit organisations to apply for £25,000 for projects that bring significant benefit to communities.

The Centenary Grants are two special voting rounds of the Tesco Bags of Help local community grant scheme and offer a unique opportunity to help more people across five regional areas in Scotland. Voting for these grants will take place in July/August and November/December 2019. Following the vote, the project that receives the most votes in the voting region will receive a grant of up to £25,000, second place receiving up to £15,000 and third place up to £10,000.

The July/august 2019 voting period will feature projects with a Health and Wellbeing theme, and projects focussing on cancer, heart disease and diabetes will be prioritised.

The Community Enabler team at greenspace scotland can help you apply. For more details please visit http://bit.ly/centenarygrantscot  

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#Funding Tesco #BagsofHelp Centenary Grants open for applications. #Grants of £25k, £15k & £10k for projects that benefit communities across 5 regional areas in #Scotland - theme for round 1 is #health & #wellbeing Apply now @greenspacescotland http://bit.ly/centenarygrantscot  

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Tesco #BagsofHelp Centenary Grants now open for applications. Grants of £25k, £15k and £10k for projects that benefit communities across 5 regional areas in Scotland – the theme for round 1 is health & wellbeing. The Community Enabler team at greenspace scotland can help you apply. Apply now @greenspace.scotland http://bit.ly/centenarygrantscot  

A note about Bags of Help

You can still apply at any time to the Tesco Bags of Help community grant fund. Up to £4000 is available to support a wide range of projects that benefit your local community. Up to December 2018 in Scotland, the scheme has supported over 2800 community projects with more than £8.5 million awarded in grants. Every 2 months we award 225 projects a share of over ½ million pounds.

For find out more or to apply to Bags of Help, please visit bit.ly/bagsofhelp4

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