Do you have a local greenspace or outdoor space that needs improving? Do you want to run activities in your local park or greenspace? Do you need training or equipment for you community project?
RECENT CHANGES TO TESCO BAGS OF HELP - FEB 2017
Tesco Bags of Help funding is now available to even more communities across the UK. You can now apply at any time for funding between £1000 - £4000 for a much wider range of indoor and outdoor projects that benefit your local community.
So if you've got plans or just an idea for a great community project in your area let us know by contacting one of our Community Enablers (details below) or by making an application or nomination here.
ABOUT BAGS OF HELP
The Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme accepts applications from a wide range of community groups, schools, local authorities and not-for-profit organisations. Bags of Help uses the money raised by the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores in Scotland, England and Wales fund a wide range of projects that meet the programme’s aims and objectives to benefit the local community.
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 hut, church or village hall 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 and there is no match funding requirement and no restrictions on existing project funding.
Following a bi-monthly public vote in local Tesco stores, three projects in each of the many Tesco regions will receive a grant every two months, with first place receiving up to £4000, second place £2000 and third place £1000.
Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork who are working with greenspace scotland to support applicants and successful projects in Scotland. If you have any questions just give us a call or take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions here.
Bags of Help Funded Projects in Scotland
We have a team of Community Enablers that are happy to support you in making your application:
You can find out more about our role here
Caroline Crawford, Community Enabler – covering City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, South Lanarkshire and West Lothian email
Emma Halliday, Community Enabler Co-ordinator – covering East Renfrewshire, Glasgow City, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and South Ayrshire email
Rita Callander, Community Enabler – covering Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dundee City, Fife, Perth & Kinross, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands email
Sue Wyllie, Community Enabler – covering Clackmannanshire, Dumfries & Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, North Lanarkshire and Stirling. email
Tamara Hedderwick, Community Enabler – covering Argyll and Bute, Eilean Siar, Highlands, Moray and West Dunbartonshire email
An impressive range of applications were submitted for the second round of Tesco community greenspace grants – thanks to all who applied.
All 300 successful projects from round 1 and 2 are marked on our Scotland map. Take some inspiration from them and get your application going.
Ongoing project updates will be available here and on Twitter via @tesco_scotland @greenspacescot #BagsofHelp
And remember if you’ve got plans or just an idea for a great community greenspace project in your area let us know by making an application or nomination here