Environmental charity Groundwork has partnered with the convenience shop chain One Stop to offer grants of up to £1,000 for good causes within two miles of a One Stop shop.
The Carriers for Causes grants programme is funded through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in One Stop stores. The types of projects funded will be very broad and could include buying litter pickers and bags for a community clean-up days, plants, spades and forks to plant up a new community garden, the cost of a minibus for a day trip for a community group or the materials needed to paint a room at the local hospice.
Applications will be accepted from a wide range of organisations including:
- Voluntary/community organisations
- Registered charities
- Health bodies
- Parish/Town councils
- Social enterprises
- Community Interest Companies
- Community councils
- Local authorities
- Housing organisations.
Carriers for Causes is a rolling programme, meaning that you can apply for funding all year round.
Applications are shortlisted on a quarterly basis for panel decision which will take place every three months.