FREEDOM 2 bags £1,000 from Tesco’s community grant scheme.

FREEDOM 2 is delighted to announce it has bagged £1,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.

Bags of Help is run in partnership with community charity Groundwork, and sees grants awarded to thousands of local community projects every year.

Since launching in 2015, Bags of Help has provided more than £68 million to almost 30,000 local community projects across England.

Tesco colleagues have come together virtually up and down the country to vote and it can now be revealed FREEDOM 2 has been awarded £1,000.

Work will now begin on bringing the project to life.

FREEDOM 2 Create

‘We run a 6 week art programme with our beneficiaries called FREEDOM 2 Create, focusing on important topics such as self-worth, identity, healthy relationships and empowerment. We are so pleased to have received a £1,000 which will fund us running this programme and hosting an art exhibition in Autumn 2021. Thank you Tesco Bags of Help.’

Mel Manning (COO)

With voting not currently running in stores, Tesco colleagues have worked together to decide which three local projects in their region should be awarded a grant of £1,000.

Claire de Silva, Tesco’s Head of Community, said: “Bags of Help contributes funds to community projects up and down the country and whilst our customers have not been able to vote in this round, we’ve been delighted by the number of colleagues who have come together to choose projects in their local areas. In what has been an extremely tough year, we’re looking forward to seeing these projects providing support for their communities brought to life.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Tesco community grants continue to enable local communities across England to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities.To find out more visit


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