Tesco’s Bags of Help grants scheme, administered by Groundwork, award grants to voluntary or community organisations (including registered charities/companies), schools, Parish/Town Councils and local authorities, health bodies (e.g. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS Hospital Trust, Foundation Trust), and social housing providers. (This list is not exhaustive and there will be many other types of organisations that will be funded.)
The Bags of Help scheme is now permanently open for applications. As well as physical improvements of open spaces – such as building new pocket parks, sports facilities, woodland walks and community gardens – projects can now include volunteer training, equipment purchases, community events and sports and leisure activities.
Following a public vote, three projects in each region will receive a grant each month, with first place receiving up to £5,000, second place up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000. Please note the maximum amount you can now apply for is £5,000. Previously awarded grants are unaffected by these changes to the scheme.
Find out more: Bags of Help