Why do we do it?

At Sainsbury’s, we want to make as big and positive an impact as possible in our local communities. So every year we work together with our customers and colleagues to support a local cause at the heart of the local community. These are collaborative partnerships that include a range of support such as awareness-raising and fundraising in store, volunteering and donations.

Read more about our Local Charity of the Year scheme

How does it work?

Charity Nominations

Representatives from charities can pop in store, fill in a form and nominate their group to be the store’s 2018 local charity partner.

Store Shortlisting

Store colleagues will shortlist the applications and decide on a final three to take through to voting.


Public Voting

Each store will announce their three shortlisted charities for you to vote for, both in store and online through the site.

The Winning Charity

Once votes have been counted, our stores will get in touch with the winning charity. The charity will be publicised in store and on this website. Check back on 10th July to see which charity will be supported by your local store.

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