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Tesco seeks applications for Bags of Help scheme

Tesco seeks applications for Bags of Help scheme

Applications have opened for the second round of ’s Bags of Help local grant scheme.

The scheme helps community projects to create or improve green spaces across England, Wales and Scotland, using money collected from the 5p large plastic bag charge. Tesco has partnered with environmental charity Groundwork to administer the scheme.

The first round saw £11.7m invested in local community projects, with 1,170 community projects around the country receiving either £8,000, £10,000, or £12,000. The second round opened for applications on 18th April, and closes on 3rd June, with voting taking place in October.

It is open to organisations including voluntary/community organisations, registered charities, health bodies, parish/town councils, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies, schools, hospices, community councils, local authorities and housing organisations.

Applications will be shortlisted to three projects in each of Tesco’s 400 regions. Customers will then be able to vote for their favourite project, with the winner receiving a £12,000 grant, and those in second and third place receiving £10,000, and £8,000.

More information on eligibility and how to apply is available here: http://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/tescocommunityscheme/pages/large-grants-tes

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.

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