Help for local Community Groups from Tesco

I know that we have lots of Community and volunteer-led organisations in Tatton and that finding sources of funding can be a challenge. Tesco have just written to me to remind me about their Bags of Help scheme and to tell me about their new Centenary Fund. These are in addition to the Bags of Help Scheme to celebrate 100 years of Tesco.

I have added their email to me below. There is a link to the information on applying for either scheme within it;


100 years ago, Tesco’s founder, Sir Jack Cohen, fresh from serving in the Royal Flying Corps in World War I, used his £30 demob money to buy armed forces surplus stock to sell on his stall in Well Street, Hackney.

Jack was as passionate then as we are today about our primary purpose – to offer great value by serving shoppers quality food at affordable prices. Although much has changed in the 100 years, it remains true that providing great value is only possible through working in partnership with our colleagues, farmers, suppliers and with the local communities we serve.

We will mark our centenary through a number of national and local events.

 This includes in your constituency, where local organisations with have more opportunities to benefit from Tesco’s Bags of Help; our local community grant scheme which funds thousands of community projects across Britain. So far through the scheme we have, since 2016, donated £124,496 to 37 projects in Tatton.

Please help us to raise awareness of Bags of Help by encouraging charities and community groups in your area to apply for grants at This year, a new initiative, Bags of Help Centenary Grants, will also provide larger grants of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000 for groups promoting health in local communities during July / August, and for all community groups in November / December. We would like as many local groups to apply and ask you to share the website -