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Youth Leads UK are calling out for votes to get a share of Tesco’s Community Grants fund

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Youth Leads UK are bidding for a cash boost from the Tesco Community Grants initiative. 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.

Youth Leads UK is one of the groups on the shortlist.

They will be running a Leadership Programme for local young people including workshops, mentoring and skills training to help them gain employment and become decent young adults who can lead on important decisions that affect them and give back to their communities through social action.

Voting is open during July, August and September and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out each time they shop. You can vote for Youth Leads at the following Tesco locations:

  • Tesco Express, Liverpool Rd, Eccles, Manchester M30 0WD
  • Tesco Express, Quays Campus, Trafford Rd, Salford M5 3AW
  • Tesco Express, Bolton Rd, Pendlebury, Manchester M27 4EJ
  • Tesco Express, Eccles Monton Rd, Manchester, M30 9GF
  • Tesco Express, Manchester Rd, Worsley, Manchester M27 9RA
  • Tesco Extra, Pendleton Wy., Salford M6 5JG


Tesco’s Community Grants scheme has already awarded over £96 million to more than 46,000 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.