Do you have a local greenspace that needs improving? Do you want to run activities in your local park or greenspace?
In order to give Tesco customers a more frequent say on where their money goes, the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme is now permanently open for applications from a wide range of community groups, schools, local authorities and organisations.
Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork, working in Scotland with Greenspace Scotland. The scheme will now see the money raised by the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores in Scotland, England and Wales opened up to a greater range of projects that support community participation in the development and use of open spaces.
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 £5,000, second place up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000.
In addition, Tesco have a team of Community Enablers that can provide support or advice when submitting an application. Details of how to access support from Community Enablers can be found by visiting the Tesco Bags of Help Community Enablers website.
For full eligibility criteria and detailed application guidance, please visit the Tesco Bags of Help website.