Tesco Bags of Help - Community Funding Scheme
Posted: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:48
The money raised by the carrier bag charge in Tesco stores in England, Wales and Scotland is being used to fund a large number of projects that support community participation in the development and use of open spaces.
Following a public vote, three projects in each Tesco region will now receive an award each month, with first place receiving up to £4,000, second place up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000. Bags of Help is now permanently open for applications, but the sooner you apply, the sooner you could be awarded funding!
Administration of the local funding is managed by charity Groundwork who have a Suffolk Liaison officer.
Who can apply?
A wide range of voluntary or community organisations including registered charities, schools, Parish/Town Councils and local authorities, health bodies (e.g. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS Hospital Trust, Foundation Trust), social housing providers, conservation organisations and sports clubs. This list is not exhaustive and there will be many other types of organisations that will be funded
What kind of projects will Bags of Help fund?
As well as physical improvements of open spaces, such as building new pocket parks, sports facilities, woodland walks and community gardens, projects that will get the green light as a result of the funding will include volunteer training, equipment purchases, community events such as fun runs, village fete, clean-up day, tree planting, bird watch, as well as sports, leisure and outdoor activities (see website for more ideas about the kind of projects Bags of Help could fund).
How to Apply
For more information and to apply visit the dedicated website: www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco
When you make an application, please download and read through the Application Guidance Notes. The guidance notes will give you tips to help you submit a good quality application and you can refer to each section for advice as you complete the online application process.
To apply you need to submit an application online via the online application process. On the website, go to the community group tab, then click apply for a bags of help grant and scroll down, then click the link that says take the quiz.
Before you can start the online application you will need to complete the very quick eligibility quiz. Once you have done this you can start your application. You can create an account and save the application as you go along, so you don't have to complete it all in one go.