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Tesco Stronger Starts Grants

Funding available: Up to £1,500

Applications close: 31/01/2025

About this fund

Tesco Stronger Starts supports thousands of local community projects and good causes across the UK. Since 2016 Tesco grants have supported over 50,000 community groups with more than £100 million in grants. The funding aims to make a positive difference – because where our communities thrive, our business and our colleagues thrive too.

The scheme is open to all schools, registered charities and not-for-profit organisations, with priority given to projects that provide food and support to young people.

We would encourage all groups and projects that support young children with a stronger start in life to apply. The main focus is on schools, including nursery, primary and secondary, however all groups connected to schools and other groups supporting young children will be considered such as PTAs, parent councils, brownies, beavers and sports clubs. A wide range of projects fit the bill – improving school playgrounds, growing and food projects, outdoor play and purchasing kit for healthy activities.

Grants of up to £1,500 are currently available. Every three months, three local good causes are selected to be in the blue token customer vote in Tesco stores throughout the UK.

Looking for support with funding?

Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support. 

Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.

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Tesco Stronger Starts Grants

Tesco

Funding available: Up to £1,500

Applications close: 31/01/2025

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