Tesco Community Scheme

Tesco Community Scheme

 

On 5 October 2015 carrier bag charging began in England, bringing it in-line with carrier bag charging schemes already in place in the rest of the UK.  As a result, Tesco, like other large retailers, is required by law to charge a minimum of 5p for every single-use carrier bag used by a customer.  Proceeds generated from the sales of the bags will be given to good causes.

The money raised by Tesco customers will be used to pay for a large number of local projects to improve green spaces in communitiesacross England, Wales and Scotland.  Projects that will get the green light as a result of the funding will include building new pocket parks, sports facilities, woodland walks and community gardens.

Groundwork will administer the funding and we will be working with greenspace scotland to support successful projects in Scotland.

The first funding round of the programme opens for applications across England, Wales and Scotland on 19 October 2015 and will close at noon on 27 November 2015.  This will be your first chance to submit an application for a grant of up to £12,000 to create better and happier places where you live, although there will be two funding rounds per year over the next three years.

 

More info at https://bit.ly/1kmwzqk