£1,000 grants up for grabs for groups helping young people in Preston and South Ribble

Posted on - 1st September, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Charities, Preston News
A Tesco customer voting for a local cause
A Tesco customer voting for a local cause

Groups and charities across Preston and South Ribble that support younger people will be able to apply for £1,000 grants from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme throughout October, November and December.


Organisations that can apply include those supporting mental health, outdoor activities, educational activities, young carers, bereavement counselling, child poverty and vulnerable at-risk children.

Since the pandemic started, the Bags of Help Covid-19 Communities Fund has given £4 million of support to more than 8,000 charities and groups. Each received £500 grants for food, resources, and emergency aid.

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David Ford, Tesco’s Local Communications Manager for the North, said: “Young people have been among those most impacted by the pandemic, with schools closing across the country and many missing out on all important services impacted by lockdown. 

“We’re encouraging any group who is working to support children and young people across the UK to apply for the new funding. We hope it can make a real difference to lives of so many around the country.”

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The Bags of Help programme, which is run in partnership with community charity Groundwork, has already provided £83m of funding to more than 34,000 community projects across the UK.

Tesco hopes to support over 2,000 projects across the country in October, November and December, with three grants of £1,000 each available per voting region.  

Any local groups that would benefit from this funding can apply via the Tesco Bags of Help website.

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