Local community schemes including Bandstand Beds have successfully applied for ‘Bags of Help’ funding. Here’s info from Tesco about how to apply for up to £4,000 in funding.
Tesco Bags of Help – Community Funding Scheme
The money raised by the 10p carrier bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to fund a large number of projects that benefit the local community. This includes improving community buildings, indoor and outdoor spaces, buying new kit or equipment, training coaches or volunteers, hosting community events, and capital and revenue projects.
Three projects in each Tesco region receive an award every two months. Based on a public vote, first place receives up to £4,000, second place up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000. Bags of Help is now permanently open for applications, but the sooner you apply, the sooner you could be funded! Applications submitted by early December 2017 have a high possibility of being shortlisted for the early New Year public vote.
Administration of the local funding is managed by Groundwork, the community charity with a green heart. Groundwork specialises in transforming communities and the local environment for the better.
Who can apply?
A wide range of voluntary or community organisations including registered charities, schools, Parish/Town Councils and local authorities, health bodies (e.g. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS Hospital Trust, Foundation Trust), social housing providers, conservation organisations, sports clubs – and many others.
How to Apply
- For more information and to apply visit: http://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/tescocommunityscheme
- Please download and read the Application Guidance Notes with tips for completing every section of a good application
- Submit your application online. On the website, go to the community group tab, then click apply for a bags of help grant and scroll down, then click take the quiz. (It’’s a very quick eligibility quiz).
- Save the application as you go along, so you don’t have to complete it all in one go.
Further advice and support
If you need advice or support, including talking through some project ideas or finding out how to make a project eligible, contact your local Bags of Help Enabler.
- Sarayu Shah, Community Project Officer, Groundwork London.
- Phone: 020 7960 4277/ 07951 391426
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org