Tesco offers grants through its Bags of Help Programme which is funded by Tesco customers from the proceeds of the 5p charge for plastic carrier bags as a result of a government carrier bag levy.
The second placed project receives up to £2,000 and third placed up to £1,000. Every year, over 7,000 projects will receive funding through this scheme.
The funding is for projects which deliver improvements to the physical environment and/or encourage the use and long term stability of outdoor spaces.
- Developing nature trails in a local park or nature reserve.
- Purchasing bee hives and seeding wildflower meadows on a community allotment.
- Providing forest school sessions in a primary school for 12 months.
- Developing a garden in a hospice, purchasing plants, benches and pergola.
- Supporting an artist in residence to work with the community to develop an art trail.
- Setting up a growing project for sheltered accommodation residents.
- Supporting a gardening project which helps local isolated residents form a gardening club.
- Supporting practical training for young people learning horticultural skills.
- Funding a series of summer events in a local park.
- Funding a programme of beach clean-up events.
- Repainting swings and play equipment in a park.
- Supporting community run summer sports and leisure activities in parks.
- Helping to set up Britain in Bloom local group, purchasing plants, planters, forks, spades and compost.
- Developing a community garden or orchard.
- Supporting local football club with the purchase of nets, balls and coaching sessions for under 12’s.
A range of not-for-profit organisations can apply. This includes voluntary and community organisations, registered charities, community interest companies, friends of groups with a constitution, schools, health bodies (Primary Care Trust, NHS Hospital Trust, Foundation Hospital etc), parish, town and community councils.
Applications are open on a rolling basis and will be accepted at any time