Following a 10-week trial in Aberdeen, Dundee and Norwich, as of Monday 28th August Tesco has stopped selling single use carrier bags and replaced them with a new 10p “Bag for Life”. Community groups will still benefit from the funding generated by sales of the new bag, through the Bags of Help grant funding stream managed by Groundwork UK and Greenspace Scotland.
Grants of up to £4,000 are available to charities and community groups applying for support for local projects that improve the environment.
The following types of groups can apply at any time:
- voluntary or community organisations (including registered charities and companies)
- health bodies (such as Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS Hospital Trust, Foundation Trust)
- parish and town councils
- local authorities
- social housing providers
For further information, please visit the Groundwork UK website.