Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ Grants – Still time to apply!

BAgs-of-help-picGrants will be awarded each year in around 400 Tesco regions to make sure funding is spread evenly across England, Wales and Scotland*.  In total the Bags of Help programme will support thousands of projects each year.  Groundwork will assess all of the applications received and then provide a shortlist of the applications received for a Tesco Shortlisting panel to agree three successful projects to forward to a vote in Tesco stores.

Tesco customers will vote over two weekends in their store for their favourite shortlisted local project.  Grants will then be awarded as follows:

1st place in Tesco customer vote:  £12,000 grant

2nd place in Tesco customer vote: £10,000 grant

3rd place in Tesco customer vote:  £8,000 grant

It will fund capital projects that provide community benefit that do not charge for access. 

The grants programme will be open to organisations such as: voluntary/community organisations, registered charities, health bodies, Parish/Town councils, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies, schools, hospices, community councils, local authorities and housing organisations.  Other not-for-profit organisations might also be eligible.

Projects that would typically receive funding include: 

– Parks, pocket parks and urban green spaces – Green corridors – river and canals, cycle ways – Formal and informal play areas – Open access sports facilities within public parks and recreation grounds – eg football pitches, tennis courts and cricket pitches – Informal outdoor recreation facilities; eg gym equipment, trim trails and woodland walks – Nature reserves, community woodland, ponds and village greens – Churchyards -Seafront improvements – Community allotments, community gardens, orchards and city farms – Spaces in the grounds of hospices and day centres – Allotments -School grounds – Community spaces on housing estates or residential areas –

Round two will open on 18 April 2016 and close at noon on 3 June 2016.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY VISIT: www.groundwork.org.uk

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