Tesco Bags of Help fund
Tesco, in conjunction with Groundwork, have launched the Bags of Help community grant scheme, which is funded from the 10p carrier bag change.
The scheme is for groups such as voluntary or community organisations, registered charities, schools or health bodies. The aim of the programme is to fund improvements to community buildings and outdoor spaces, buy new kit or equipment, train coaches and volunteers, host community events and seasonal activities.
Three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, with projects changing every other month. Following the vote, the project that received the most votes in its area will receive a grant of up to £4,000, second place receiving up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000. Customers are given a token when they buy their shopping that they can use to make their choice using the voting units in most stores.
This is a rolling fund, applications can be made at any time.
To find out more and apply – click here.