Stronger Starts is a £5 million grant programme to boost school funds. Funding will be focused on providing nutritious food and activities/resources to boost physical health and mental wellbeing in children and young people.
Tesco encourages all groups and projects that support young children with a stronger start in life to apply. The main focus is on schools- including nursery, primary and secondary- however all groups connected to schools and other groups supporting young children will be considered. That includes PTAs, parent councils, brownies, beavers, and sports clubs. A wide range of projects fit the bill - improving school playgrounds, growing and food projects, outdoor play, and purchasing kit for healthy activities.
The scheme is open to all registered charities and not-for-profit organisations, with priority given to projects that provide food and support to young people. It provides grants of up to £1500 to local projects from across the whole of Scotland.
Tesco Stronger Starts is administered by Groundwork, which is working with its team at Greenspace Scotland to support applicants and successful projects in Scotland.