Tesco Centenary Grants Programme

In Funding Opportunities by Nina Porter

Tesco have launched the Centenary Grants programme in celebration of Tesco reaching its 100th year as a supermarket retailer. Groundwork which is an environment charity is running the grant programme on behalf of Tesco.

The Centenary Grants round is now open for not-for-profit groups to apply for the full £25,000 grant, to deliver any health and wellbeing project across an entire funding region. Local funding regions include the following counties Surrey, Kent and Sussex (projects must deliver across both East & West Sussex). Groups are encouraged to collaborate with partners to deliver their project across the whole region.

Tesco colleagues will be involved with shortlisting three applications in each region, to be selected for instore voting throughout July & August 2019, in every Tesco store within that region. Tesco customers will be given the opportunity to vote for their favourite project, with the group receiving the most votes getting the first place prize of £25,000, second place £15,000 and third place £10,000. There will be a further Centenary Grants voting round in November &  December 2019.

Organisations can apply online here: https://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/tescocommunityscheme/faqs/Category/boh-centenary-grants-apply

Groups who have applied for the Tesco Bags of Help £4,000 community grant scheme will be considered for one of the instore voting rounds outside of the Centenary Grants rounds. Groups can apply to both grant programmes simultaneously.

More information can be found on the website: www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco