Tesco Bags of Help scheme to focus on projects supporting children and young people during October, November and December 2020

On Friday 18 September 2020 the Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund will close and in its place during October, November and December will be providing grants of £1,000 to support projects focused on local children and young people.

This theme could cover a large mixture of local causes.  Examples include:

o Mental Health support for children and young people – COVID-19 has had an impact on the health and well being of children, particularly mental health.
o Outdoor activities – sport & green space provision for children & young people including use of green spaces support well being through physical activities.
o Non statutory educational activities – to support, widen and rebuild educational support networks for children, web based activities. Sport, exercise, and arts.
o Young carers– support for young carers as a result of current and continued isolation.
o Bereavement counselling – offering support to children that have lost family members and support networks due to COVID-19
o Child poverty – to support organisations that offer family support that are further impacted by COVID-19, which could include food/educational packs, free activities, and
o Vulnerable at risk children – the pandemic has impacted vulnerable children with challenging home & family circumstances.

Other local good causes supporting children and young people will also be considered.

For further information about the change of focus for the Tesco Bags of Help scheme, visit the Tesco Bags of Help webpages.