The deadline for applications to Tesco Bags of Help is fast approaching - midday on Fri 3 June.

This is a fantastic opportunity for community groups and organisations to bag a grant of up to £12,000 for their greenspace project. 

Funding is available to a wide range of community groups, local authorities and organisations across England, Wales and Scotland and they can apply for grants to improve local green spaces. Successful projects will go forward to a public vote in Tesco stores which will decide whether they receive a grant of £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000. Projects that will get the green light as a result of funding will include new pocket parks, sports facilities, schools, woodland walks and community gardens. 

Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork, working in Scotland with greenspace scotland, and funded by Tesco customers from the proceeds of the 5p charge for plastic carrier bags. It will fund projects that benefit communities by physically improving open and greenspaces that do not charge for access. 

Full eligibility criteria and detailed application guidance is available online here

Groundwork anticipate grants being awarded to around 144 successful groups across Scotland in November 2016. We have a team of Community Enablers that can provide support or advice when submitting your application. Find their details here.

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