Tesco Ireland donates €118,000 to local communities
Nearly €500,000 has been shared with 1,300 community-based projects nationwide during Covid-19
12 October 2020
Tesco Ireland has announced that it will dedicate the sixth round of its 2020 Community Fund Programme to Covid-19 impacted community-based projects around the country.
In a statement, Tesco said that support for local causes is more vital now than ever, with causes including local support groups such as community centres, youth projects and men’s sheds benefiting from donations.
The causes across Ireland receiving funding include local groups of Aoibheann’s Pink Tie, Age Action, First Responders, GAA Clubs, National Schools and St Vincent de Paul services.
As communities across Ireland adapt to new ways of living, Tesco is lending a helping hand to causes and organisations that provide support in communities across the country. Every eight weeks, each Tesco store donates up to €1,000 shared between three local causes in its community. In this latest round of funding, Tesco stores across Ireland are donating €118,500 to local causes.
Launching the latest round of donations, Kari Daniels, CEO, Tesco Ireland said, “We are pleased to be able to support the groups and organisations across Ireland that have continued to help their communities. As the impact of Covid-19 deepens, the funding of charitable organisations and community groups remains a challenge and we hope that the latest round of our Community Fund will help these causes as we approach the Autumn and Christmas seasons”.
The Community Fund is just one in a series of measures that Tesco has implemented to help those most in need in communities across Ireland during the Covid-19 pandemic. Tesco Ireland has donated over €478,000 through its Community Fund programme to local causes affected by the pandemic earlier this year; in March, the company also donated €150,000 split among three national charities – ALONE, Age Action and Family Carers Ireland – to support their efforts in helping the elderly, family carers and the most vulnerable members of our communities across the country.
Launched in July 2014, the Tesco Community Fund supports local causes in the communities around its 151 stores throughout Ireland. To date, the Community Fund has helped over 16,850 local projects.
Further information on the Tesco Community Fund is available on www.tesco.ie/communityfund.