Community groups across Slough have benefitted from Tesco’s COVID-19 fund since the start of lockdown, with £5,000 going towards local projects.

Through its Bags of Help initiative, Tesco donated £500 to 10 organisations that support vulnerable groups in Slough - including Home-Start Slough, the Pakistan Welfare Association Slough, Slough Community Transport and The Dash Charity.

Now Tesco is extending the funding to cover youth groups.

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Groups that can apply include those supporting mental health, offering outdoor and educational activities, helping young carers, providing bereavement counselling, and assisting those in poverty or at risk.

Jess McCulloch, Tesco communications manager for the South East, said: "Young people have been among those most impacted by the pandemic, with schools closing and many missing out on all-important services impacted by lockdown.

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“That's why we're encouraging any groups in Slough working to support children and young people, to apply for this new funding. We hope it can make a real difference to the lives of many.”

The grants process is managed through Tesco’s partner charity Groundwork’s website. Any groups that would benefit from this funding are encouraged to apply here: