Tesco’s Bags of Help15-Aug-2017
Tesco are continuing their call for applications for their Bags of Help Grants Programme.
Tesco’s Bags of Help is the local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag levy in Tesco stores is being used to fund community projects across Great Britain.
The funding of up to £4,000 is directed at not-for-profit organisations with projects that deliver physical environmental improvement and encourage the use and long-term sustainability of outdoor spaces.
Projects can be a stand-alone ventures or a distinct and self-contained part of a larger scheme; or part of a stage-by-stage project.
An in-store vote each month decides which projects are funded; and three local community projects will be voted on in Tesco stores each month across 200 regions throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
In each region, the three projects that get the most votes from all stores in their region receive the grant awarded for first, second and third place.
Groundwork, an environmental charity, which looks after and processes the funding in England and Wales, provides the funding to more than 7,000 projects throughout each year; they work in partnership with Greenspace Scotland in Scotland.
All not-for-profit organisations in England, Scotland and Wales can apply; as long as they are registered, established and have a governing document.
Because the scheme is a continuous rolling programme; there is NO deadline and so applications can be accepted at any time, and would be assessed on a monthly basis.