Tesco Ireland has today announced that it has reached €5 million in donations to community groups and local causes across Ireland through its Community Fund initiative.
This milestone comes as the retailer prepares to donate over €118,000 to health-related community groups such as the Irish Wheelchair Associations, ISPCC and the Irish Cancer Society, in the first round of the 2021 Fund.
First launched in 2014, the Community Fund aims to provide financial support to groups in the local communities across the country, the retailer said.
Now entering its seventh year, the Community Fund campaign continues to provide vital support to community groups across Ireland, it added.
Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys said: “Our Community and Voluntary organisations, charities and Social Enterprises are doing exceptional work throughout Ireland in ensuring our communities are supported and that no-one is left behind. Now, more than ever, we need to cherish that solidarity and support our community connections. This is why initiatives such as the Community Fund are so important."
“The Tesco Ireland Community Fund, because of its local nature, has made a significant difference to thousands of groups which really need it on an ongoing basis, since 2014," she said.
“The local focus of the initiative has made a significant difference to our communities on the ground and this support is most welcome in assisting local organisations to provide vital services on a community basis,” Minister Humphreys added.
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