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Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ grant scheme expanding

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Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ scheme is expanding

 

Groundwork write;

Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme is changing! We are expanding to fund a wider range of projects – and you can now apply for a grant all year round.

APPLY FOR UP TO £5,000 FOR YOUR LOCAL GREEN SPACE

Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme is changing! We are expanding to fund a wider range of projects – and you can now apply for a grant all year round.

In order to give Tesco customers a regular say on where their money goes, the Bags of Help scheme will now be open all year round for applications from community organisations, with grants awarded on a monthly basis.

In addition, the money raised by the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores will now be opened up to a greater range of projects.

As always, the grants will support community participation in the development and use of open spaces. Projects that could now get the green light for funding will include: volunteer training, physical improvements of open spaces, equipment purchases, community events,
and sports and leisure activities.

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

Bags of Help is available to a wide range of community groups and organisations across England, Wales and Scotland and they can apply for grants to improve local green spaces. The scheme will fund physical improvement projects that will benefit the local community.

The new application and guidance notes, as well as further information can be found here.

If you require further support with your application or have any questions about the new scheme – don’t hesitate to get in touch with Alex Forrester  or drop Groundwork an email.

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Esmée Fairbairn fund now open for applications

Upload your ideas to Spacehive.com

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has launched a new funding pot of £200,000 to support crowdfunding projects in Hull, Manchester and the London Borough of Lewisham.  The fund went live on the 28th of September and people and organisations who are interested in crowdfunding projects that bring the community together using the arts, culture, food or green spaces can apply for pledges to their campaign on Spacehive.com. Individual project creators could receive a pledge of up to £2,500 whilst organisations could receive up to £15,000 for projects that fit the criteria.

Through crowdfunding Esmée aims to get its money to projects which have genuine community support and demand alongside individuals, the council and local businesses. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is one of the largest independent grant-makers in the UK. Their aims are to improve the quality of life for people and communities throughout the UK by funding organisations with the ideas and ability to achieve positive change. This is a brand new way of funding projects for Esmée and they’re excited to explore and learn from the opportunities crowdfunding offers.

“Crowdfunding is an amazing way for people to decide what happens in their environment and democratise the way community projects are run” says Caroline Mason, CEO of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The aim of the initiative is to fuel a more efficient, impactful, and accessible approach to grant funding local projects across the UK.

If you have a great idea to transform where you live, then upload your idea on Spacehive.com, start crowdfunding and you could receive a pledge from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Find out more about the fund and how to apply here.

 

 


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Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme – NOW OPEN!

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Applications now open

The second round of funding for the Tesco Bags of Help scheme is now open

Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork and funded by Tesco customers from the proceeds of the 5p charge for plastic carrier bags. The scheme is open to community groups across England, Wales and Scotland to apply for grants of £8,000, £10,000 and £12,000 to improve local green space. Projects that will get the green light as a result of the funding will include new pocket parks, sports facilities, schools, wildlife areas, seafront improvements and community gardens.

Tesco customers will be able to cast their vote on which shortlisted project in their area they would like to see receive the top grant from 1 October 2016.

Find out more about the application process here.

The first round of Bags of Help funding is already set to award £11.5m to over 1,000 groups.

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Community project toolkit

Groundwork has also launched a new Community Project Toolkit; containing hints and tips for communities looking to develop local green space projects.  

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Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme – NOW OPEN!

Groundwork

Applications open in April 2016

The second round of funding for the Tesco Bags of Help scheme is now open

Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork and funded by Tesco customers from the proceeds of the 5p charge for plastic carrier bags. The scheme is open to community groups across England, Wales and Scotland to apply for grants of £8,000, £10,000 and £12,000 to improve local green space. Projects that will get the green light as a result of the funding will include new pocket parks, sports facilities, schools, wildlife areas, seafront improvements and community gardens.

Tesco customers will be able to cast their vote on which shortlisted project in their area they would like to see receive the top grant from 1 October 2016.

Find out more about the application process here.

The first round of Bags of Help funding is already set to award £11.5m to over 1,000 groups.

Read more
Community project toolkit

Groundwork has also launched a new Community Project Toolkit; containing hints and tips for communities looking to develop local green space projects.  

Read more