Tesco Bags of Help


North Cornwall is delighted to announce it has bagged £4,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.

Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £43 million to over 10,000 local community projects.

Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed North Cornwall has been awarded £4,000.

Work will now begin on bringing the project to life at local breaks Polzeath and Summerleaze.

Svenya Haffenden, North Cornwall Project Coordinator, said:

Bags of Help is a brilliant opportunity for North Cornwall and we are stoked to receive this grant from Tesco and Groundworks. This scheme will help facilitate our Surf Club which receives no funding and thank you to each and everyone of you who voted for us on behalf of The Wave Project and our Surf Club members. It will make a huge difference to young people’s lives and the opportunities we can provide them. If anyone would like more information as to how they can get involved, please do get in touch as I’d love to hear from you!”. 


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

Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. We can’t wait to see the projects come to life.”

Voting ran in stores throughout November and December 2017 with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the checkout.

Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions are awarded funding.

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

Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down the UK 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. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.


For further information please contact:

???? svenya@waveproject.co.uk |  01637 820 843 | www.waveproject.co.uk


  • Bags of Help is supported by money from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco.
  • So far Bags of Help has awarded over £43 million to more than 10,000 local community projects.
  • For more information please visit: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp