£12,000 given to Cambridge groups impacted by Covid-19


17-09-2020

Community groups across Cambridge have benefited from Tesco's COVID-19 Community Fund.

A total of £11,500 was given to groups across the local area since the start of the pandemic, with Tesco providing an extra £4million of extra funding to groups across the UK reacting to the pandemic. The grants were part of the retailer's £30million package of support to help local communities tackling the Coronavirus outbreak.

The groups in Cambridge which benefited from the grant include:

  • Cambridge Churches Homeless Project
  • Relate Cambridge
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Recovery Hub Cambridge
  • Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre
  • Blue Smile Project
  • Jimmy’s Cambridge
  • Wintercomfort for the Homeless
  • Papworth Trust Cambridge
  • Spectrum Cambridge
  • Cam Sight
  • Cambridge Rare Disease Network
  • The Meadows Children & Family Wing
  • East Anglia Children’s Hospices
  • Care Network Cambridgeshire
  • Shelford Rugby Club
  • CLIC Sargent
  • Saplings Preschool
  • Petals
  • Emmaus Cambridge
  • Friends of Hatton Park School
  • Cambourne Crescent
  • Tom’s Trust

Keith Jackson, Local Communications Manager at Tesco in the East of England, said: "Due to the sustained need for the emergency support we saw from local community groups, we took the decision to extend the scheme's deadline beyond the original 12-week mark.

"We're proud to have worked with all kinds of groups up the length and breadth of the country, all of whom were in urgent need of a cash boost in order to go on providing local people with vital services.”

Tesco Group CEO, Dave Lewis, said: “Our stores are at the heart of the communities we serve and as well as supporting our customers and colleagues, we wanted to help those who need it most, locally. We significantly boosted our food donations programme, to ensure food banks and community groups have the supplies they need; whilst giving extra resources to the British Red Cross and focus our Bags of Help scheme to deliver more community support where it’s most needed at this difficult time.”