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Bags of Help Greenspace Funding Applications Now Open

30th August 2016

Do you know a local greenspace that needs improving in Highland Council? Do you want to run activities in your greenspaces or parks?

Local authorities, community groups and organisations can all apply for Tesco Bags of Help funding!

Great news - the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme is now permanently open for applications. Bags of Help will now see the money raised by the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores in England, Wales and Scotland opened up to a greater range of projects that support community participation in the development and use of open spaces.

There are also some other exciting changes. Projects that can be put forward for funding include physical improvements to outdoor spaces, greenspaces and parks and activities on them. There is no match funding requirement and no restrictions on existing project funding.

Projects that will now get the green light as a result of the funding will include volunteer training, physical improvements of open spaces, equipment purchases, community events and sports and leisure activities.

Following a public vote in Tesco stores, three projects in each of the Tesco regions will receive a grant each month, with first place receiving up to £5K, second place up to £2K and third place up to £1K.
Bags of Help is administered by Groundwork, working in Scotland with greenspace scotland.

Full eligibility criteria and detailed application guidance is available online here http://bit.ly/bagsofhelp3

Good luck and please get in touch if you need support or advice when submitting your application. Sign up to our e-bulletin using the link in my signature to keep up to date with Tesco Bags of Help and other greenspace news.

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