We’re in the customer vote for a Tesco Community Grant. It’s a scheme which gives community projects like us grants of up to £1,500. Tesco customers will now vote in [insert store name] store during [insert months] to decide how much funding we get, so please support us next time you shop at Tesco!

Tesco works with community charity Groundwork to run its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £1,500, £1,000 and £500 awarded to local community projects.

Three groups in every community have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

We at Banstead Central District Explorers are one of the groups on the shortlist.

Voting is open in the following Tesco stores:

  • Tesco Express, FIR TREE ROAD, EPSOM, TW14 8RX
  • Tesco Express, BANSTEAD, SM7 2NN
  • Tesco Express, EWELL, KT17 1PG
  • Tesco Store, LEATHERHEAD, KT22 0EF
  • Tesco Express, RUXLEY LANE, EPSOM, KT19 9JS
  • Tesco Express, EPSOM STATION, KT19 8EU
  • Tesco Express, CRADDOCKS, ASHTEAD, KT21 1QJ
  • Tesco Express, HORTON, EPSOM, KT19 8SP

You can vote in stores from the first week in APRIL 2023 and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out each time they shop.

Tesco’s Community Grants scheme has already awarded over £100 million to more than 50,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every three months, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

Claire De Silva, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “Tesco Community Grants help support local good causes but especially those projects supporting young people, those providing food, and local causes close to our colleagues’ hearts.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Tesco Community Grants continues to give local projects the boost they need to help their communities thrive. By funding services which support young people and reduce food poverty, we hope to facilitate positive change from the ground up across the UK. We are pleased to have been able to help so many local good causes over the

years and look forward to seeing what community organisations can achieve in the future with the right resources.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities, particularly those helping to provide food and giving children the support they need for a good start in life. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/communitygrants.