Grant lifeline for groups

Groups in the Bridlington area who are need of support may be able to apply for £500 grant from a new scheme.

Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 8:59 am
Tesco is offering extra funding support to groups in the Bridlington area.

Tesco has announced its COVID-19 Community Fund, a £30million package of support to help local communities tackling the Coronavirus outbreak, with £500 grants available for groups across the area.

Tesco’s Bags of Help COVID-19 Community Fund aims to support as many groups as possible across the country with vital grants

This includes, but is not limited to, women’s refuges, food banks, hospices, homeless charities, social isolation groups, schools, charities supporting the elderly and local authorities.

The application and payment process is simple to provide support quickly to these important causes.

The process is managed through Tesco’s partner charity Groundwork’s website. Any groups that would benefit from this funding are encouraged to apply at www.tescobagsofhelp.org.uk

The initiative will also see Tesco provide an additional top up food donation of £15million of food (ambient and fresh) to FareShare and the Trussell Trust – food they need for distribution to community groups and food banks.

It will also donate £1million between the two organisations to support their continuing operations.

Tesco Group CEO Dave Lewis said: “Our stores are at the heart of the communities we serve and as well as supporting our customers and colleagues, we want to help those who need it most, locally.

“We will significantly boost our food donations programme, to ensure food banks and community groups have the supplies they need; whilst giving extra resources to the British Red Cross and focus our Bags of Help scheme to deliver more community support where its most needed at this difficult time.”

Emma Revie, chief executive of the Trussell Trust, said: “We believe everyone should be able to afford their own food.

“That’s why we are so grateful to Tesco who will, as the pandemic develops, provide support to communities across the UK where we’re working closely with food banks, helping people who can’t afford essentials to get an emergency food parcel.”