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Tesco closes coronavirus Bags of Help scheme to certain areas, but Sutherland groups can still apply


By Ali Morrison

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Supermarket giant Tesco has currently closed its Bags of Help COVID-19 fund to some areas following an "overwhelming response".

Tain, Inverness and Elgin are listed among other towns in Scotland from which applications are not currently being accepted.

Applications to Tesco's Bags of Help Covid-19 scheme from groups in Tain, Inverness and Elgin are currently not being accepted.
Applications to Tesco's Bags of Help Covid-19 scheme from groups in Tain, Inverness and Elgin are currently not being accepted.

Tesco said: "Although we understand that the need is great at this time, we have limited resources and cannot fund all applications."

However, groups in Sutherland can still apply for a single payment award of £500 from the short-term fund set up in response to the current crisis.

A spokesman said: The programme is set up to support organisational need in this time of crisis rather than fund specific projects.

For more information contact Tamara Hedderwick on 07825 671968.

Click here to learn more about the fund and make an application

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