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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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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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Up to £12,000 for your local green space

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A message from Groundwork;

Groundwork are keen to remind community groups and organisations that the second funding round for the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme opens on Monday 18 April 2016. 

Following an incredible first round, where over 1,100 projects were funded and 8,000,000 votes were cast in Tesco stores across the UK, the scheme aims to fund further projects that benefit local communities.

The scheme is administered by Groundwork and funded by Tesco customers from the proceeds of the 5p charge for plastic carrier bags as a result of a government carrier bag levy.

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 that do not charge for access. Successful projects will go forward to a public vote in Tesco stores which will decide whether they receive a grant  of £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000.

Projects that will get the green light as a result of funding will include new pocket parks, sports facilities, schools, woodland walks and community gardens, with the anticipation that grants will be awarded to successful groups around November 2016.

Please visit the website for further information