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Tesco Stronger Starts Grants

Grants of up to £1,500 are available for school-based projects across the United Kingdom that provide healthy food and snacks to pupils and equipment for indoor and outdoor activities.

Application deadline: none – applications may be made at any time via Groundwork UK (or via Greenpeace Scotland for projects in Scotland).

Funder: Tesco PLC (Tesco plc is a well-known British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Welwyn Garden City, England. The Stronger Starts programme is managed on Tesco PLC’s behalf by Groundwork UK).

Who can apply: UK registered charities, voluntary and community groups, ‘Friend Of’ groups, schools, Parish and Town Councils, health sector agencies, Community Councils, Community Interest Companies (CICs – please note that CICs must have been operating for at least 24 months), hospices, day care centres, housing associations, social enterprises, Industrial Provident Societies.

Key words: Children and Young People, Healthy Eating, Food Poverty, Mental Wellbeing, Physical Wellbeing, Equipment, Schools, United Kingdom.

Previously known as ‘Tesco Community Grants’, Tesco’s Stronger Starts Grants programme is currently focused on supporting school-based projects across the UK that lack the resources to provide healthy food, snacks and equipment for indoor and outdoor activities that boost young people’s mental and physical wellbeing.

Although the current focus is on schools, other organisations may also apply for grant support (see ‘Who can apply’ above), particularly where their project is around the provision of healthy food.

This is a public voting grant scheme, whereby shoppers at Tesco can choose to nominate a charity by placing a blue token against one of three charities as they exit a Tesco Superstore.

Applications can be made online at any time via the Groundwork UK website (please note that there is a separate application process for projects in Scotland via Greenpeace Scotland).

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