20 October 2016
Tesco Bags of Help

Do you know a local greenspace that needs improving? Do you want to run activities in your greenspaces or parks?  Local authorities, community groups and organisations can all apply for Tesco Bags of Help funding! 

The Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme is now permanently open for applications. Bags of Help will now see the money raised by the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores in England, Wales and Scotland opened up to a greater range of projects that support community participation in the development and use of open spaces.

There are also some other exciting changes. Projects that can be put forward for funding include physical improvements to outdoor spaces, greenspaces and parks and activities on them. There is no match funding requirement and no restrictions on existing project funding.

Projects that will now get the green light as a result of the funding will include volunteer training, physical improvements of open spaces, equipment purchases, community events and sports and leisure activities.

Following a public vote in Tesco stores, three projects in each of the Tesco regions will receive a grant each month, with first place receiving up to £5K, second place up to £2K and third place up to £1K. 

Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork, working in Scotland with greenspace scotland. Full eligibility criteria and detailed application guidance is available online 

Tamara Hedderwick, Community Enabler

Tel: 07825 671968


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