Community groups across Scotland, Wales and England are being invited to apply for Tesco Bags of Help funding as the application criteria opens to allow for more communities to bag some cash for their project.

As well as continuing to fund the development of and activity in outdoor spaces such as allotments and community gardens, grants will now be available to fund the purchase of items such as sports kits, camping equipment, spades, litter pickers or specialised medical equipment.

Funding is also available for improvements to community buildings, for example scout or guide huts, church or village halls or sports changing rooms. Groups looking to hold seasonal events and activities such as a Christmas lights can also apply for funding through the programme.

These are just some examples of projects that are now eligible as the green light will be given to many other schemes that meet the programme’s aims and objectives to fund projects which will benefit the local community.

To ensure that the programme is really local the number of projects funded every two months has been increased and there are new funding amounts – with £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 up for grabs.

Since launching in October 2015 the scheme has awarded over £27 million to more than 3500 community groups across Scotland, Wales and England.

Lindsey Crompton, Head of Community at Tesco said:

“We’re really excited to have extended the criteria so that thousands more groups can apply. We can’t wait to support more projects and look forward to seeing these come to life in hundreds of local communities.” 

Greenspace Scotland are delighted to be working with Groundwork and Tesco to deliver Bags of Help in Scotland; helping to put the carrier bag charges to good use.

So - do you have a project in mind or know someone who does? Then why not apply for a grant or spread the word about this amazing opportunity?

For information on how to apply please click here

Got a question? Need help with your application? Please contact our friendly team of Scottish enablers – find their contact details here.

Source: Greenspace Scotland

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