Tesco Ireland has launched its latest community initiative, which will see four community projects share €100,000 in funding from the special 25 Years Community Fund.
The 25 Years Community Fund is designed to help groups realise a once-off special project, from start to finish.
Applications will be grouped according to locations, and one cause from Munster, Leinster/Dublin, Connacht and Ulster will each receive a €25,000 donation to help support their communities.
The 25 Years Community Fund’s judging panel will comprise broadcaster Bláthnaid Treacy; Rosemary Garth, communications director, Tesco Ireland; Tomás Sercovich, CEO, Business in the Community; Deirdre Duffy, director of impact, grants and donor care at the Community Foundation for Ireland; and Deborah Dignam, assistant principal at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.
Local organisations can apply online, at TescoIreland.ie, or scan the QR code on the Tesco community board, located at the front of all 164 stores nationwide.
Supporting Vibrant Communities
Tomás Sercovich, CEO, Business in the Community, added, “As a non-profit business network that aims to encourage corporate social responsibility, it’s fantastic to see Tesco Ireland supporting vibrant communities.”
According to the retailer, as part of this new, once-off initiative, local causes from all over Ireland are invited to put forward their application and share why their project should be selected as a recipient of the 25 Years Community Fund.
The closing date for causes to enter is Sunday 26 February.
The winners will be announced following the judging, in March 2023.