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   Funding Available for Community Groups    31 October, 2016

Funding is available for community projects through the Tesco Bags of Help scheme. We are looking for applicants from all over the West of England but particularly around the Bath and North East Somerset Area as so far we have had low application submission from this area.
 
Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag levy in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK. The Tesco Bags of Help scheme is moving into its next round with a new revised scheme and applications will now be accepted on a permanent basis. Some changes to the scheme are;
Bags of Help will now see the money raised by the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores opened up to a greater range of projects including revenue projects that support community participation in the development and use of open spaces. Projects that will now get the green light will include volunteer training, physical improvements of open spaces, equipment purchases, community events and sports and leisure activities.


Three projects will be shortlisted to go forward to a public vote in each of the Tesco regions every month. Following a public vote, three projects in each of the 200 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.  This means we can award grants on a monthly basis, to more community groups.
There is no longer a maximum amount of match funding. The grant can fund 100% of your project, or can be a part of a larger project.

Check the Tesco website for more information about the scheme and details on how to apply.

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