Funding is aimed at projects that focus on supporting children and families and those groups that address food insecurity. This could be for example a local school needing food for a children’s breakfast club, a voluntary organisation working with families to run holiday clubs, a charity supporting young people with specialist advice to manage mental health, a brownie or scout group needing new tents or a youth sports club needing new equipment, a family advice centre wanting to recruit more volunteers, or a local friends of a park group wanting to develop a new toddler area.
The scheme is open to all registered charities and not-for-profit organisations, with priority given to projects that provide food and support to young people.
Examples of eligible applications with a focus on food security, children and young people could be:
- A local school needing support to buy food for a children’s breakfast club
- A voluntary organisation working with families to run a food bank
- A charity supporting young people with specialist advice to manage mental health
- A brownie or scout group needing new camping equipment
- Kitchen equipment for a youth project to set up a holiday club
- Supporting a community centre wanting to put on a Christmas lunch or Meals on Wheels service
- A healthy eating project that supports families to cook healthy meals on a budget
- A local friends of a park group wanting to develop a new toddler area.
If you are a Tesco customer or colleague, you can also nominate a cause that you’d like to see supported and they’ll contact them to encourage them to apply.