Tesco 'Bags of Help' green space fund opens

The second round of community green space funding from Tesco's plastic bag levy has opened for applications.

Image: Tesco
Image: Tesco

Bags of Help is available to a wide range of community groups and organisations across England, Wales and Scotland. Chosen projects will go forward to a public vote in Tesco stores which will decide whether they receive a grant of £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000.

Projects that will get the green light as a result of funding will include new pocket parks, sports facilities, schools, woodland walks and community gardens.

Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork, working in Scotland with greenspace scotland, and funded by Tesco customers from the proceeds of the 5p charge for plastic carrier bags. It will fund projects that benefit communities by physically improving open and greenspaces that do not charge for access.

The grant should be at least 75 per cent of the funding required for the project; no match funding is required. Projects should be delivered within a year of receiving the grant.

Applications for this funding round close on 3 June.

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