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Helping hands

Helping our local community is really important to us. That’s why every wilko store has a budget to give a little helping hand to local groups and community projects. You could get wilko gift cards, products or volunteers to help with whatever you’re doing for your community - whether it’s a raffle prize to help with fund raising or tins of paint and extra helpers to do up a community centre - we’d love to help you!


It’s easy to apply, just by three . steps!


Step 1

Fill in an application form – this can be found either at your local store or you can download the form below.


Step 2

Hand it in at the help desk at your local wilko store.


Step 3

We’ll be in touch to let you know how your application got on (we review applications at the end of each month. Please give us as much notice as possible prior to your event to avoid disappointment).


Sadly, we can’t help expeditions, political parties, private or fee - paying schools, branches of national charities, profitable organisations or third party private fundraising groups.


However, we CAN help local schools, playgroups and nurseries, parent or family groups, disabled groups, youth clubs, elderly groups, luncheon clubs, community and tenants’ associations plus appeals from the local police, fire service and local councils and many more!


Download the Helping Hands application form


Our 5p carrier bag donations

Carrier bag charging has been in place in Wales since 2011 and in Scotland since 2014. In 2015, England also started charging 5p per bag. The proceeds from these sales are split between 11 charities across all three nations. It’s all about reducing our reliance on carrier bags and lessening our impact on the environment, as well as making a positive difference in our stores’ communities.


In England, the money raised from the carrier bag charge is split between four UK-based charities, these include In Kind Direct, The Prince’s Trust, WRAP and The Woodland Trust.


In Wales, the money is donated to Keep Wales Tidy, Ty Hafan, Wales Air Ambulance, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Cancer Research Wales and in Scotland; funds from the carrier bag charge are donated to National Trust Scotland and The Scottish Wildlife Trust.


Look out for our wide range of bags for life in your local wilko, which can be returned and replaced free of charge if they wear out.