Grants of up to £12,000 are available to communities through the Tesco Local Community Scheme.
The scheme which is being funded through the 5p carrier bag charge and administered by the environmental charity “Groundwork” will provide grants of between £8,000 and £12,000 to improve green spaces in communities. This can include creating pocket parks, sports facilities, woodland walks and community gardens; etc.
Organisations eligible to apply include not-for profit organisations such as voluntary and community organisations, registered charities, health bodies, community councils, development trusts, local authorities and housing organisations.
The scheme will award six grants per year in each of the 428 Tesco regions. Tesco customers will vote over two weekends in their store for their favourite shortlisted local project. Grants will then be awarded as follows: 1st place in Tesco customer vote: £12,000 grant; 2nd place in Tesco customer vote: £10,000 grant; and 3rd place in Tesco customer vote: £8,000 grant.
The closing date for the first round of funding is the Friday 27th November 2015.