22. 09. 2020 Pontis Foundation

Tesco will help communities once again. It will support more than 230 local projects

Tesco, in cooperation with the Pontis Foundation, has already announced the 8th edition of the popular programme to support local projects. Non-profit organisations, schools and local governments can submit their ideas and initiatives to improve the quality of life in their towns and villages until the 18th of October.

New park benches, Nordic walking courses, city hives and many other useful projects to improve life in communities have been created thanks to the Tesco grant programme entitled You Decide, We Help. The retail chain has been taking care of the Slovak communities in which it operates for more than 20 years now. Even now, in the difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, given the current situation, the company will also support projects which will ask for a reimbursement of hygiene products, protective face masks and disinfectants.

“In this edition, we will again distribute 170,000 euros to winning projects. Tesco customers will decide on support for selected projects by voting in the months of November and December. In this way, we also bring a unique opportunity for everyone to participate in improving life in their communities,” says Veronika Bush, Director of Communications of Tesco Stores Slovakia. “We expect that in the current edition, there will also be proposals aimed to deal with the current crisis and the situation after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and to support health and immunity,” she adds.

An expert evaluation committee composed of Tesco and the Pontis Foundation representatives will select 231 finalists out of the received applications. In January next year, also based on customers’ votes, the authors of selected projects will receive support from the grant programme in the amount of 300, 600 or 1,300 euros.

You can apply at www.tesco.sk/pomahame. Also, you can find more information about the call at this link.

In the previous editions of the You Decide, We Help programme, Tesco customers gave the most votes to projects focused on sports and health. In the seventh edition, a record number of shoppers took part in the voting. Customers inserted up to 4 million tokens earned for each purchase into the voting machine.

The programme You Decide, We Help resulted in the following outputs across the regions:

  • 48 cultural events
  • 36 playgrounds
  • 63 educational activities
  • 17 trimmings of public gardens and parks
  • 9 children’s summer camps
  • 4 traffic playgrounds
  • 3 times aid for animal shelters
  • 5 bee-protection activities

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