The Tesco’ Bags of Help’ Grant Scheme is now accepting applications on an ongoing basis. The scheme is being funded through the 5p carrier bag charge.
Grants of up to £5000 are available to communities in England, Scotland and Wales. The scheme will provide funding to local communities for projects that deliver a physical environmental improvement or encourage the use and long term sustainability of outdoor spaces.
Organisations eligible to apply include not-for profit organisations such as voluntary and community organisations, registered charities, health bodies, community councils, school, development trusts, local authorities and housing organisations.
Tesco customers will vote in their store for their favourite local project. Each month three projects in each of Tesco’s 428 regions will be awarded a grant based on the number of votes received: first place receives up to £5,000, second place up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000.