Tesco customers are being invited to cast their votes to help community projects in South Wales bag up to £25,000 this summer.


The supermarket is marking its Centenary with two special Bags of Help funding rounds, with a huge £100,000 funding pot.


Bags of Help, run in partnership with Groundwork, sees funding awarded to thousands of local community projects every year.


Customer voting in the first of these special rounds will begin in July and will concentrate on groups delivering health and well-being benefits, with a particular focus on groups tackling cancer, heart disease and diabetes, in line with Tesco’s National Health Partnership.


In South Wales, customers will cast their votes for the following shortlisted groups:


  • Cancer Research UK – Helping to improve prevention and early diagnosis of cancer by providing free locally-tailored support to GP’s and healthcare professionals
  • Maggie’s – Providing professional support for those in need to find their way through cancer.
  • Ty Hafan – A renovation project to care for the next generation of Tŷ Hafan children with life-limiting conditions for years to come


Grants of £25,000, £15,000 and £10,000 are up for grabs, using blue tokens handed out at checkouts for customer voting.


So far across Wales, Bags of Help has awarded over £5 million to thousands of local projects.


Another voting round will launch later in the year, with even more projects sharing in the cash. The funding will reach more than 30 regions during each round, with an incredible £3,300,000 up for grabs in total.


Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community, said:


“In 2019, we are celebrating a century of delivering great value for our customers. And what better way to celebrate this occasion than by using our flagship community grant scheme, Bags of Help to support even more groups and organisations who are helping to make a difference across Britain.


“We encourage our shoppers to register their votes while in store and help support projects delivering health and well-being benefits in their local area.”


Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:


“This is an exciting time for Bags of Help, with many more communities given the opportunity to apply for larger amounts of funding that can make a positive, long-lasting legacy where they live.”

Anyone can nominate a project for Bags of Help, and organisations and groups looking to find out more or apply should visit