The second round of funding for the Tesco Bags of Help scheme will open for applications for community greenspace projects on Monday 18 April 2016.

Bags of Help is funded by Tesco customers from the proceeds of the 5p charge for plastic carrier bags and administered by Groundwork and greenspace scotland.

The scheme is open to community groups across Scotland, England and Wales to apply for grants of £8,000, £10,000 and £12,000 to improve local greenspaces.

Projects that will get the green light as a result of the funding will include new pocket parks, sports facilities, schools, wildlife areas, seafront improvements and community gardens.

Tesco customers will be able to cast their vote on which shortlisted project in their area they would like to see receive the top grant from 1 October 2016.

Find out more about the application process here

The first round of Bags of Help funding is already set to award £11.5m to over 1,000 projects across Britain - £1.4m to 144 projects in Scotland.  Grant awards will be announced soon and you can see the Scottish shortlisted projects here

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