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Tesco urgently seeking projects to support!

5 December 2016

Funding for community projects is available from Bags of Help - Tesco’s local community grant scheme using the money raised from the 5p bag levy in Tesco stores. Tesco are urgently looking for community projects which they can support.

Tesco logoBags of Help is administered by Groundwork and is now open to applications from community projects.  The projects must meet the criteria of promoting community participation in the development and use of outdoor spaces.

How does Bags of Help work?

Groundwork assesses all of the applications received to ensure they are eligible. This is followed up by Tesco shortlisting groups who decide which projects go forward to the in-store vote.

Three local community projects will be voted on in Tesco stores each month across Tesco regions throughout England, Scotland and Wales. In each region, the project that received the most votes from all stores in their region will receive a grant of up to £5,000. The second placed project receives up to £2,000 and third placed up to £1,000. Every year, over 7000 projects will receive funding through this scheme.

Bags of Help will fund projects that deliver a physical environmental improvement or encourage the use and long term sustainability of outdoor spaces. For example, developing a nature trail in a local park or nature reserve, providing forest school lessons in a primary school, developing a community garden...

For more information on how you could apply for a Tesco grant visit the Groundwork website.

 

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