You choose, we help
The program You choose, we help is organized in all countries of Central Europe, and thanks to its local focus, it has become very popular. The program incentivizes customers to vote for local projects that they consider most beneficial to their community.
We organize this grant program twice a year. Our customers can support a project from their region, which Tesco will then support with a financial grant. The amount of the grant is decided by customers with their vote directly in our stores - in each edition, Tesco distributes grants in the amount of 1,300 euros, 600 euros and 300 euros for up to 231 projects across Slovakia.
votes of our customers given to local projects
1,5 mil. eur
grant program You choose, we help
“We are proud to begin another decade of our You choose, we help grant program. We are pleased that more than 300 projects apply for our support every year. This is proof that there are many active people working in communities all over Slovakia who come up with projects to improve the life of the entire neighborhood. In this year's edition of the grant program You choose, we help, mainly projects from the fields of health, environmental protection and culture were applied for. We keep our fingers crossed for all advancing projects and thank our customers for their active participation in the voting.”
Michaela Lehotská, Tesco's CSR manager
Examples of supported projects
Slovak Red Cross, Territorial Association Žilina
The goal of the educational project was to educate as many people as possible who will be able to provide first aid,since only 1 person out of 10 will stop at an accident and help the injured. The project helped raise awareness of first aid through free hands-on first aid training sessions held at the university, library, squares, park and Tesco premises. After all, everyone can really save a life.
Kindergarten Kvačany near Liptovský Mikuláš
The project supported educational activities in the field of environment and ecology and built a place in the school yard that is not only a place for fun, sports and relaxation, but also a place for teaching. In this place, children are naturally guided by educators in their daily activities to discover nature and to create a relationship with all living things and to respect natural resources.
Štúrova retirement home, Detva
The facility for seniors in Detva provides social services for 48 clients of retirement age. Thanks to the support in the grant program, they were able to purchase 2 adjustable electric beds, which, first of all, will improve their health, improve the quality of life for clients and increase their comfort.
Uhrovec Castle, Civic Association
Thanks to the first place in the 6th edition, the civic association created an aesthetic and safe place to relax in nature near the Uhrovec castle - a national cultural monument. It modified the campsite for tents, a fire pit for grilling, benches and a new dry toilet with a wash basin for visitors and volunteers participating in the rescue of Uhrovec Castle.
Non-profit organization Maják Nádeje, Košice
Through the project, creative workshops are implemented for mothers from families in need who have been unemployed for a long time or have never had the opportunity to work. They should have the opportunity to develop work habits and skills, they will learn to sew and make various handicrafts, it will strengthen their self-confidence and create space for mutual sharing and help.
Primary and Kindergarten Banská Belá
The school aims to return to traditions and tries to preserve the charm of the village school in today's modern world. Folk dances inevitably belong to this. Children perform at various festivals, and thanks to the support of the Dance, dance, twist project, they will be able to buy costumes and continue their performances, which they pass on and preserve our traditions for future generations.
Civic Association Naše včely, Rosina
Bees support life through pollination, so they deserve our increased attention and protection. Thanks to the support of the project Let's protect bees together, the bee community has expanded and the surroundings of the apiary near Žilina have been improved with an emphasis on ecological beekeeping. Volunteers took part in preparatory work (knocking frames, painting new beehives, sealing wax partitions), planting beehives, beautifying the area and planting suitable nectar-producing trees and herbs.
Civic Association Hipony, Štvrtok na Ostrove
The project motivates children to actively spend their time outdoors in nature in the form of group exercises. The activities contribute to the improvement of immunity, development of movement skills and creativity, correct posture and overall physical condition. At the same time, they deepen the interest in a healthy lifestyle, the relationship to nature (to horses and riding), strengthen children´s mutual relationships, improve self-confidence.
Civic Association Hornonitrianske stopy
The main goal of the project is the further development of the cycling location in the vicinity of Bojnice. In addition to the already existing routes, the priority of the association is their connection and building of cycling infrastructure. The project also aims to organize sports events and cycling races for the general public.
Current information regarding the grant program You choose, we help, as well as its rules, schedule, list of all supported projects or answers to frequently asked questions can be found on our website pomahame.tesco.sk.