Tesco green space fund opens for applications

Community groups working to improve local parks can now apply for funding raised through Tesco's 5p carrier bag levy.

Poppies. Image: MorgueFile
Poppies. Image: MorgueFile

The 5p bag charge was made compulsory from 5 October, with the supermarket giant announcing in September it would put the money raised into green spaces as nominated and voted for by locals across the UK.

Community groups and charities can now apply for grants of between £8,000 and £12,000, with the first round of applications closing at midday on 27 November.

Environmental improvement charity Groundwork will administer the funds. Applications can be made through the Groundwork website.

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