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Tesco is encouraging charities and community groups in Ballymena and Antrim to apply for funding for local projects that matter to them.

Thursday, 1st July 2021, 7:30 am

The newly-rebranded Tesco Community Grants scheme will award grants to charities and community organisations whose focus is on helping children and families access the food and support they need for a good start in life. Eligible projects will include breakfast or holiday lunch clubs, food banks, youth clubs or schools.

From July, three community groups in Antrim Area & Ballymena will be selected to receive votes from the public to decide which project receives the most funding. A total of £2million in the next three months in funding pots of £500, £1000, and £1500 will be available for the shortlisted projects, and Tesco customers will be able to choose which one receives the most funding by voting in store every time they shop.In 2020 alone, more than 10,000 groups were awarded grants of over £7.9m by Tesco throughout the UK.

Buick Memorial Primary School, Ballymena, received a £1000 grant to build a ‘Be Creative’ Outdoor learning and wellbeing environment where children can experience the joy of learning outdoors and reconnect with nature.

Tesco is encouraging charities and community groups in Ballymena to apply for funding for local projects that matter to them.Photo by Aaron McCracken
Tesco is encouraging charities and community groups in Ballymena to apply for funding for local projects that matter to them.Photo by Aaron McCracken

Originally launched in 2016 as Bags of Help, the scheme has supported over 36,000 community groups with more than £86million in grants since 2016.

Keith Jackson, Tesco Community Grant Manager at Tesco, said: “We’re encouraging groups in Antrim Area & Ballymena to apply for funding as we hope to see the fantastic community work they provide to continue long into the future”.

To apply for a Tesco Community Grant, visit https://tescocommunitygrants.org.uk/