Tesco to Offer Grants for Local Community Schemes

Tesco is calling on people across the UK to nominate projects to benefit from bag charge cash.

  • The money raised from the 5p bag charge at Tesco will be used to pay for local projects to improve green spaces in local communities
  • From today, people right across the UK will be able to apply for grants or nominate local projects they want to see benefit from the funding
  • Environmental charity Groundwork to administer the scheme

The money raised from the government’s 5p bag charge in England will be used by Tesco to pay for a large number of local environmental improvement projects in communities right across the UK.

From today, people right across the UK will be able to apply for grants or nominate projects online the local projects they want to see benefit from the funding. The types of projects that are expected to get the green light include new pocket parks, sports facilities, woodland walks and community gardens.

Nominated projects will be whittled down to a shortlist of three for each region, and in early 2016 Tesco customers will be able to vote both in-store and online for which of the shortlisted projects they most want to see get the go-ahead, with the winning projects announced shortly afterwards. The size of the grants available range from £8,000 to £12,000, and Tesco is working with environmental charity Groundwork to administer the scheme. Greenspace Scotland will be working with Groundwork to support Scottish communities.

For more information and to apply, see the link below:

http://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/tescocommunityscheme/pages/grants-tes

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