The grants programme which is funded by the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops aims to improve people’s lives by improving their environments. The funding is available to small, locally based community led organisations with a turnover not in excess of £300,000. Schools are also able to apply and will receive the same level of preference as small organisations.
Under the small grants programme funding of up to £2,500 is available for:
- purchase equipment
- sessional salary costs
- purchase of trees/plants
- small capital projects
- learning activities.
The type of activities that can be funded include:
- Groups of volunteers who completed litter picking exercises in their local parks or along a local riverbank
- An allotment project for people suffering early stages of dementia
- A growing project in a local primary school
- Clearing an area of wasteland in an area of high social need to create a community garden, etc.
The Foundation is more likely to make grants to local organisations based near Greggs shops.
The closing date for applications is the 24th November 2017.