Could your organisation benefit from Tesco’s 5p carrier bag funds?

The Tesco Local Community Grant Scheme (England, Scotland and Wales) is due to re-open for applications in April 2016. During the last funding round, grants of up to £12,000 were available to communities in England, Scotland and Wales. The scheme which is being funded through the 5p carrier bag charge will provide funding to local communities to improve local green spaces. This can include creating pocket parks, sports facilities, woodland walks and community gardens etc.

Organisations eligible to apply include not-for profit organisations such as voluntary and community organisations, registered charities, health bodies, community councils, development trusts, local authorities and housing organisations. The scheme will award six grants per year in each of the 428 Tesco regions. Tesco customers will vote over two weekends in their store for their favourite shortlisted local project.  Visit www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/tescocommunityscheme for details. The closing date for the next round of funding will be in May 2016.

News provided by Reading Borough Council’s Funding Information Service – please visit their website at www.reading.gov.uk/fundraising for more funding information.

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