The Tesco Centenary Fund

The Tesco Centenary Fund offers a unique opportunity to benefit communities in Northern Ireland. Community charity Groundwork NI is working in partnership with Tesco to deliver the Centenary Fund which marks their 100th birthday by giving charities the chance to bag a share of £100,000 in funding.

Funding Priority

The focus for this round will be on supporting those charities that are improving Health and Wellbeing across Northern Ireland.  Tesco have a particular interest in supporting groups tackling cancer, heart disease and diabetes in line with their National Health Partnership.

How does the Centenary Fund Work?

  • The Tesco Centenary Fund is now open for applications from not for profit organisations in Northern Ireland.

  • Applications are assessed by Groundwork to ensure they are eligible. Tesco colleagues will shortlist the projects to determine which go forward to the customer vote.

  • Three community projects will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout Northern Ireland, in July/August and November/December 2019. Following each vote, the project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of up to £50,000, the second-place project receives up to £30,000 and third place project gets up to £20,000.

Apply for a grant

The Tesco Centenary Fund NI is open now to applications and expected to close in mid-April 2019.  Applications will then be shortlisted and taken forward for a public vote in July / August this year.

Use the link below to take the eligibility quiz. This short quiz will check that your project meets the basic requirements to be eligible for a Tesco Centenary Fund grant. If your project meets the criteria you will be given a link to the application form at the end of the quiz.

Further information is available at:

or contact Niamh NicCana: on 028 90749494.